Meet The team

Mark Edgar

Mark Edgar

As Co-Founder of future foHRward, Mark's global experience and deep industry knowledge allow him to bring a fresh perspective to the current challenges of Human Resources (HR) Leaders. Mark also runs his own consulting business focused on helping organizations and people thrive in the new world of work.

Most recently he worked for RSA for over 8 years in the role of CHRO & Senior Vice President, Human Resources with overall responsibility for HR and Communications for the Canadian business.

Previously, Mark was based in the UK as Head of Human Resources within Centrica Plc; a major energy company operating in the UK under the British Gas brand. He has also worked for BSkyB, a TV, broadband and phone company, in an HR role responsible for their operational business units and customer facing teams.

Mark is a Board member of SC Network.

naomi

Naomi Titleman Colla

As Co-Founder of future foHRward, Naomi brings an unmatched wealth of experience and perspective to developing leading-edge content, events, and thought leadership for HR Leaders. She is also the Founder of Collaborativity Inc., a Toronto-based consultancy focused on driving progressive talent strategy in the new world of work and a monthly contributor to the Globe and Mail’s Report on Business. She has proven success leading teams and collaborating with senior executives and Boards of Directors to develop and implement creative strategies to maximize employee engagement and, ultimately, drive business impact.

From 2010-2016, Naomi held multiple HR roles at American Express, most recently as VP and Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) of Amex Canada, responsible for all aspects of the end-to-end employee experience for the Canadian business. Prior to American Express, Naomi spent 10 years consulting with Financial Services Institutions, as a member of Deloitte’s Enterprise Risk Services and Human Capital practices, in New York.

Naomi holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and a bachelor of commerce degree from McGill University. She's the winner of the 2016 HR Leader of the Year award (Canadian HR Awards), the 2016 HR Professional of the Year award (National HR Awards) and was named one of HR Reporter’s 2016 Top 25 HR Professionals of the Year.

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