Ben Nicholas

Ben Nicholas

Ben Nicholas

Director of Global HR Data & Analytics, GlaxoSmithKline

Panel: Why you Need Board Support for Analytics, and How to Get it

Ben Nicholas – Director of Global HR Data & Analytics, GlaxoSmithKline

Linda Kennedy – Group HR Director, SIG

Julia Altenburg – Personnel and Executive Development Manager, Lufthansa

  • Before beginning your analytics journey, which partners / stakeholders do you need supporting you?
  • What are the factors that determine the success of an analytics business case?
  • How to navigate organisational politics, identify and influence partners, and build the support you need


Stage: Strategy

Analytics maturity level: Early

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Ben Nicholas has been Director of Global HR Analytics and Reporting at GlaxoSmithKline since 2009 and has overseen significant advances during this tenure.  Most recently GSK has completed a global Workday implementation for over 110,000 employees for which Ben was responsible for delivering the Reporting and Analytics strategy and deliverables.  Prior to that Ben was the business lead that consolidated all GSK’s disparate 19 HR IS systems to launch a HR Global Data Warehouse that enabled their first global employee analytics service and well as creating a master data improvement service to address data quality issues.  GSK’s analytical capability relating to its workforce continues to improve providing current workforce data to senior leaders and supporting critical strategies.

Ben has spent 16 years at GSK.  Prior to working in HR analytics and data he worked in a number of IT and business facilitation roles.

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