Chair & Head of People
Rod was appointed as our Chair in 2014 and holds a Fellowship of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (FRSA). He is a serial entrepreneur, investor and strategist with a background sitting on both private and listed boards. He invests in disruptive HR Tech businesses with brands including SonicJobs, Juggle Jobs, Veremark, hundo.careers and Circl. He also coaches founders of start-ups and scale-ups as well as boards and CEO’s of established businesses.
At Shaw & Co, Rod acts as a sounding board to his fellow directors and CEO. Rod's involvement in a variety of businesses across many sectors is critical to supporting Shaw & Co with its own growth journey. Rod also assumes the role of Head of People where he leverages his extensive experience to shape our people and talent strategy.
When Rod’s away from the office, he’ll be found renovating his redundant winery in the south of France or his beloved Land Rover Defender. He also has a passion for all things speed and endurance and keeps fit by high altitude hiking in the Pyrenees and backcountry skiing. He has recently taken up indoor rowing where he’s trying to break into the 50 fastest indoor rowers in his peer group.