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2018 Human Resources Awards Categories Judging Committee


Chris LitherlandChris Litherland, Organization Effectiveness Consultant and Executive Coach
Mariposa Consulting International, Dusseldorf, Germany

Chris Litherland is an Organization Effectiveness Consultant, Business Mentor, Executive Coach, and the founder of Mariposa Consulting International. Based near Dusseldorf in Germany, he specializes in helping global organizations to address strategic challenges in areas such as employee engagement, employer branding, mobility, organizational performance, recognition and rewards, and talent management. He has held senior international HR roles, including American conglomerate Honeywell, Intermec Technologies, analytics software developer SAS Institute, and Japanese computer giant Fujitsu.
   Chris is an Environmental Studies graduate from Sheffield Hallam University, a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD.  He is SHRM-SCP and GPHR accredited, and a former global advisory board member with SHRM. Recently, he completed ICF-accredited coaching training, and is in the process of becoming ICF accredited (ACC).  Chris is a founding board member of the SHRM Forum Leadership Board for Austria & Germany. He is a regular judge for The International Business Awards®, and a member of the Workforce Business Intelligence board. He is a frequent keynote speaker and panelist at global conferences, a writer, and thought-leader. In addition, Chris is a keen supporter of charitable causes and organizations, including Save the Children, UNICEF, and the International Red Cross.  He is originally from the UK and for the past 19 years has been based in Germany. His motto is: #learn2live #live2learn.
   On being appointed Chair of the Human Resources Awards Judging Committee, Chris told us: “It’s an honor to Chair the 2018 Human Resources Awards Judging Committee and to be a part of the IBA judging process.  As someone who has been involved with the Stevie Awards for many years, I’m convinced of the value they bring, at a local and international level, for organizations of any size, and in most relevant areas of business. It’s so important to have an open platform for companies to showcase their outstanding achievements and encourage innovation & growth. As Mark Twain said: To be good is noble; but to show others how to be good is nobler and no trouble.”