Officers and Staff

Alan Wild
Director of Global Affairs

Alan Wild is Global Affairs Director of the HR Policy Association. Prior to returning to HR Policy in 2018, Alan worked for eight years as Vice President of Employee Relations and Engagement for IBM globally. He has extensive experience across the world in Employee and Labor Relations. A ten-year career in consulting with HR Policy and with BEERG was preceded by a HR career with Jaguar, Land Rover and Diageo where he managed Employee Relations and Compensation and Benefits for Guinness. He subsequently moved to the role of CHRO with the International Labour Organization and the International Red Cross in Geneva. During his 40-year career, Alan has worked in more than 90 countries in East, West and Central Europe, North, Central and South America, Africa, the Middle East and throughout Asia. He has been based in various locations in Europe, North America and Africa.

Alongside his employment credentials, Alan is author of a number of books in the area of employee relations and business advocacy and taught regularly at major universities in Europe, the United States and Japan. He is currently working on a new book, “Global Employee Relations Unplugged and Decoded - Managing Employee Relations in Global and Millennial Times.” He has represented the business community internationally at the OECD, the ILO (as a member of their Governing Body), the United Nations and the European Union.

Alan was born in the UK and works comfortably in English and French and uncomfortably in Japanese. He lives with his wife Motoko, born in Japan, and their two children, born in Switzerland…in Cos Cob, Connecticut, USA.