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Bernie Charles

Group Chief People Officer at Handelsbanken PLC


Bernie Charles is Chief HR Officer for Handelsbanken in the UK, and has responsibility for all aspects of Handelsbanken's Human Resources function in the UK including business partnering, talent management and development, succession planning and reward. He is a strong advocate of having an inclusive workforce and proud to be working for an organisation for which diversity and inclusion is a fundamental part of its values and corporate culture.

Prior to his current role, Bernie was Head of Human Resources and Risk at Heartwood Wealth Management Limited, a wealth and investment management company, which Handelsbanken acquired in 2013. His previous experience in Human Resources includes senior positions at Standard Bank and Jardine Lloyd Thompson.

Bernie has a Bachelor in Business Studies from the University of Limerick, Ireland and is a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (MCIPD).
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