Optim Consulting Ltd

Optim Consulting Limited was set up by Alison Munn in January 2015 to help businesses acquire, develop and retain talent after over 20 years working in senior HR, Learning, Talent & Change Management roles for blue chip organisations including BT, Ernst & Young, GEC, Marconi & Ericsson.  Having worked both client side and within a global consulting firm, she brings extensive expertise and a network of credible professionals to help businesses deliver through their people.

Alison’s international career has been characterised by a passion for helping businesses achieve their ambitions through their people.  Some key achievements include:

  • Successfully creating GEC's 1st HR shared service, transforming talent resourcing and hiring 450 of the best science and engineering graduates annually
  • Leading Marconi's Asia Pacific acquisition people due diligence, seamlessly integrating 4 new businesses into the Group
  • Developing a talent strategy in Ernst & Young which increased talent retention by 35% 
  • Winning The Learning Awards Best Internal Learning Solution of The Year 2014 for the hugely commercially successful BT Sport product launch, increasing employee engagement from 3.93 to 4.04 (5 point scale, world class over 4)
  • Transforming BT's induction, delivering £1.2m cost savings yoy by reducing time to competence by 50% and improving attrition by 2.2% 

Alison is based in London, has a Master’s Degree in Human Resource Management and is a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD.   She is married with 2 children, loves travelling, relishes fresh challenges and is crazy about skiing, on water and snow

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