Gary Kildare

Board Mentor


Gary is an experienced global business executive in the technology and professional services industry. He has lived and worked around the world, leading teams and working with clients. Gary is a Non-executive Director for the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (Ministry of Defence) and Chair of its People Committee; Non-executive Director at the UK Insolvency Service; a Lay Member of the Legal Services Board (Ministry of Justice); and a Board Member of the British Quality Foundation.

Gary has previously served as a NED of Education Scotland, the National Skills Academy (Financial Services) and Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs. He has been an Advisor to The British Council Board of Governors and a Member of the CBI Business Council for Scotland.

As former Chief HR Officer for Europe and Global Head of Labour Relations for the IBM Corporation, Gary has deep international business and multi-country expertise in major transformations, including people, culture and diversity, M&A, strategy, governance, restructuring, risk and reputation management, succession and talent.

Gary is a Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Personnel and Development and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He is married with three children.

Unilever plc Jamieson Corporate Finance Robert Walters Eton Bridge Partners Workday St. James's Place Singapore London Stock Exchange Veolia Water Technologies Legal & General Investment Management BP Cognizant finnCap Landsec Amazon UK LDC Nichols plc Capita Plc AntWorks EY Hong Kong The Pennies Foundation BSI Webhelp UK (London) Google GlaxoSmithKline plc Accenture Mayborn Group Tullow Oil plc Mace Group E.ON UK