2016 TEF Speakers

Nicholas Creswell

Nicholas leads the talent and development agenda for Thomson Reuters enterprise technology and operations: he partners with leaders to deploy, develop and engage diverse talent across this 15,000-strong global team. He has worked at Thomson Reuters since 2009, during which time he has led the enterprise performance and talent management agenda, lead talent for the Financial & Risk business unit, and set up the talent function in the Corporate Technology group. Before Thomson Reuters, Nicholas worked in recruitment at Google, Korn/Ferry and United Biscuits. He has an MBA from London Business School (2005) and BA in Politics & French from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne (1995).

Nicholas is based in London, and – having moved 16 times before the age of 16 and lived in four countries by the age of 10 –he’s a champion of change and diversity. He led the set-up of the transformational Leadhership1 development program at Thomson Reuters, and played a key role in developing Thomson Reuters early connections with Grace Hopper. For four years, he chaired the Thomson Reuters UK Pride at Work network for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees and allies. Nicholas featured in the Financial Times 2014 and 2015 lists of Top 100 Out & Proud Global Business Leaders, and in the UKDaily Telegraph 2015 Out at Work Top 50 list of LGBT executives.