Sonia Belfield began her career in Operations with a leading Food retailer but shifted focus and function to qualify as a Human Resources (HR) professional after realising that all aspects of performance led to People.
Sonia has over 25 years experience, at Board level for the last 15, most recently as Group HR Director with Tunstall Healthcare. Before this she was European HR Director for Adient, a global manufacturer, as well as HR Director with several other businesses previously. This informs her expertise across different ownership structures, including private and public companies, spanning the healthcare, manufacturing, retail, technology, and consumer goods sectors.
As a pure HR generalist with experience across the whole employee life cycle Sonia’s passion is for people, the impact business has on them as its key asset, and how to maximise this relationship to create a positive difference for all parties. This means much of Sonia’s focus now falls on working with leadership teams to improve their performance through Executive Coaching, to overcome barriers that might prevent them performing to the best of their ability.
Sonia holds a Master’s Degree in Occupational Psychology, is a chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development, is a qualified mediator, and is a Non-Executive Director with the NHS.
Outside of work she is a keen horse rider, owning and training 3 horses and she has recently moved to France to experience a different way of life.