Jo Harman, Karmarama
Karmarama HR Director, Talent Pioneer
Jo Harman has been in the HR industry for almost 20 years and for the last three years has been the HR Director for Karmarama where she works closely with the executive team to develop the Company’s people strategy and lead the execution of all employee initiatives including hiring, developing and retaining colleagues with a particular focus on culture.
Karmarama has grown from a small boutique agency to become the UK’s largest independent communications company. The business now has a team of 250 employees spanning diverse skillsets including creatives, digital specialists, PR professionals and data practitioners. Karmarama has actively grown and restructured over the last 4 years and is now part of Accenture Interactive but remains a consistent winner of the Sunday Times Top 100 Best Companies to work for.
Prior to Karmarama, Jo was Managing Director for HR, at FTI Consulting, a US based Strategic Consulting firm and was responsible for overseeing all areas of human capital including talent acquisition, talent management, learning and development, workforce planning, compensation and benefits across the EMEA region.
Jo has also been involved in a number of business turnarounds which have required fast paced, change-heavy restructuring projects at a senior level in several leading companies within the financial services and technology sectors.