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Michelle Cummins


Michelle is group HR director at QinetiQ, experts in defence, aerospace and security – a position she has held since March 2016.

Prior to this role, Michelle was group HR director for international waste management firm Shanks Group plc, a position which she held for four years.

Michelle held a range of progressive management positions before being appointed as human resources director in the legal and regulatory division for The Thomson Corporation in 1997. Michelle then spent four years as Human Resources Director at BAE Systems, initially in their customer solutions and support naval division and then for their land systems division. In 2006, she joined Inchcape plc where she held a number of senior international HR director positions based in the UK and Russia before being appointed group organisation development director.

Michelle has a Masters in employment studies and human resource management from London Metropolitan Business School.

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