Nick Dalton

Senior Practitioner

“My purpose is to bring creativity from conflict. I really believe that “if we change the workplace we change the world.”

Expert In: Leaders & Organisations
Strategic, Insightful, Transformative


Nick has recently transitioned to leadership consulting having been EVP HR at Unilever, having had day to day responsibility for Unilever’s HR partnering globally. The last 35 + years, has seen him covering all areas of H.R. ranging from introducing new HR Information systems, recruitment, designing new reward systems, working with marketing teams to speed up innovation times, through to setting up new Companies and troubleshooting industrial relations ‘crises’ across the globe. His passion is for change management, Organizational development and industrial/ employee relations.

He is acknowledged as a global thought leader in the area of employee relations. His ‘purpose’ is ‘ bringing creativity from conflict’. He has co-authored the book HR (R) evolution, change the workplace, change the world (2019- Routledge), and has also co-authored an article for the Harvard Business Review (March/ April 2022). His work on Unilever’s Future of Work programme currently features in case studies by the Harvard Business School and the London School of Economics.

“My purpose is to bring creativity from conflict. I really believe that “if we change the workplace we change the world.”

Nick Dalton – Senior Practitioner

Nick has had a very successful career which includes delivery of some incredible transformations in organisational culture and HR practice. He is now an advocate for “Paradox HR”, the 6th great wave of leadership and people management. He is one of the best global thinkers on the future of Work and architected many of Unilever’s own initiatives in this area. Nick’s incredibly impressive corporate background has given him extensive experience of what makes leadership highly effective and productive. He co-authored a book on the past present and future of HR, called ‘The HR (R)Evolution: Change the Workplace Change the World’ with Alan Watkins in 2020.

As a business leader Nick delivers results through people. He is an incisive thinker and brilliant people strategist. He works very effectively with people from all backgrounds and is able to take groups in conflict and turn them into creative teams that can drive growth and innovation. As a consultant and facilitator Nick likes to listen and to ask very precise and powerful questions to help reveal an way forward for teams, individual leaders and entire organisations. He does this with incredible good humour and a wealth of experience that makes being on the end of Nick’s questions is a highly enjoyable experience.

Nick has a BA in Politics and Economics from Newcastle University. Nick has over 35 years of experience as a leader, coach and mentor, mostly in line management roles and more recently as inspirational global key note speaker on change and the future of work.

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