Veronica Hope Hailey

Prof, Professor Emeritus

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Veronica Hope Hailey is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences, Chartered Fellow of the CIPD and Emeritus Professor at the School of Management, University of Bath where she was also Dean and University Vice President for 7 years until 2020. Veronica is now mainly known for her research on Trust and Trustworthy Leadership. She has published two reports during COVID featuring over 100 interviews with CEOs, CFOs, CMOs and HRDs on their experience of leading through the first 2 years of the pandemic. These reports – “Responsible Business in Crisis – rebuilding cultures of trust” (2020; 2021) were preceded by three similar reports on the Trust in the wake of the financial crisis. All reports were published with the CIPD. For the last 30 years Veronica has worked all over the world to deliver leadership development at the most senior levels in the private, public and third sector and is currently in demand as a public speaker on the areas of trust, trustworthiness, and organisational change. Veronica is Associate Faculty at the Forward Institute and has held trustee/NED roles on several boards. Also, as a mother of five daughters, and having been a senior leader herself, Veronica can’t help but champion the cause of women and leadership.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 13 - Climate Action


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