Nick Starritt joined Sirota as a Partner in 2002 after leaving BP plc., where he had been the Group Vice-President Human Resources since 1998. In his time at BP, Nick led the global HR function as BP grew to become the UK’s largest organization, through a series of mergers & acquisitions. During this period, he was recognized by different external awards as the UK’s top HR professional. Before this role, Nick was Head of Financial Services for the European joint venture between BP and Mobil Oil, based in Brussels, and before that, General Manager of Shared Services for Mobil’s European & African business.
His earlier career was characterized by successive senior roles within Mobil’s international Human Resources function, based in the USA and UK and working globally on various organization change, remuneration and HR projects. Since joining Sirota, Nick has successfully built the EMEA operation, acquiring many well-known clients such as Shell, Rolls-Royce, Qatar-RasGas, ING, TNT and the European Bank. Between 2003 and 2009 he was also a non-executive director of Northgate Information Solutions, a FTSE 200 company, and is currently a Director of the Performance & Reward Centre (Parc).
Nick brings a broad range of managerial perspectives and skills to client projects – by understanding both the talent and commercial side of business and how to connect attitude data to improving business performance. He regularly presents the results from our survey work to executive groups and Boards and consults with clients on subsequent change initiatives.