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Darren Hockaday has more than 18 years in HR with extensive experience in transport, infrastructure, aerospace, engineering, retail and manufacturing sectors – delivering strong operational results leading HR functions delivering people strategy aligned to business performance and transformation. In particular, he combines industrial relations expertise, talent and leadership development.
Hockaday was appointed as HR director at Gatwick Airport Limited in March 2014. He was previously HR director at London Overground Rail Operations Ltd overseeing significant growth, doubling the workforce and ensuring people were at the heart of the transformation of the Overground service with employee engagement reaching 91%, ranking in top 10% of Towers Watson global companies.
Recent career highlights include leading the introduction of driver-only operations and resourcing the London 2012 Olympic Games. Previously Hockaday held HR leadership roles in Burger King, Tube Lines and Airbus. Preceding his career in HR, he held operational management roles in retail, banking and development training.