Dr Bridie Fanning

About Dr Bridie A Fanning

Bridie is a business transformation HR Executive operating in both senior consulting and CHRO roles with a 30-year track record of revitalizing companies to accelerate profitability and growth. Her expertise lies at the intersection of digital and talent that drives improved business outcomes, aligns organization culture to strategy and brings organizations into the digital age. Clients worldwide engage Bridie to increase the effectiveness of their people capabilities by creating differentiated talent strategies, strengthening their strategic HR capability and transforming global operating models leveraging innovative Technology and improving service delivery.

Bridie has held the lead HR position at Fortune 500 Public Companies, Private Equity backed firms, Start Ups, and new IPO Organizations and was a Senior Advisor for the Boston Consulting Group in the People & Organization Practice. Bridie was a founding member of Softcard, the worldwide pioneer in mobile wallets acquired by Google in 2015 and relaunched as Android Pay. Bridie worked for General Electric (GE) for over a decade and held several senior HR roles where she established the GE Crotonville Training Curriculum for HR professionals globally. Bridie was the CHRO for GE Retail Consumer Finance, now Synchrony Financial and has lived and worked in Switzerland, Poland and was the Czech Republic CHRO for GE Capital, where she was awarded the Pinnacle Award for the global top one percent performers. Prior to GE, Bridie worked for a UK Bank, and global food manufacturer United Biscuits.

Bridie Fanning

Bridie is a frequent speaker globally on the changing nature of work and building talent capabilities to achieve superior performance. She has published papers and written articles on the professionalization of HR and the role of the CHRO and is a guest lecturer at ILR School at Cornell University and Sheldon B. Lubar School of Business at the University of Wisconsin.

Bridie has a MA in Management, MSc in Strategic Personnel & Development, M.Ed. and Ed.D. in Corporate Education. Bridie completed her doctoral dissertation “How Companies are Adapting Learning for the New Digital Age” at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education co-designed and developed with the Wharton Business School.

Bridie recently served on the board of the Milwaukee Public Museum and was Chair of the Human Resources Committee. She also volunteers for medical missions with One World Surgery at the NPH International orphanage in Honduras.

Bridie, a British national, is also a citizen of Ireland and the United States and lives with her husband Mike West in Wisconsin.