Avoiding the Succession Planning Trap: Key Pitfalls and Solutions

In this session, Dan Russell and Simon Callow  discuss the costs of not having a robust leadership pipeline and a detailed succession plan. We also provide insights from RHR International’s succession planning benchmark data. Karen Millrine, director of talent management at Arup, shares her succession planning journey.


The webinar is ideal for anyone engaged in succession planning, including CEOs, CHROs, HR directors, heads of Talent, and board members.

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What was covered in this webinar?

Our esteemed speakers shared their expertise, experiences, and practical strategies for effective succession planning.

Topics that were covered included:

  • Common Succession Planning Challenges
  • Succession Management Risks
  • The Arup Journey & Key Learnings
  • Succession Planning Trends & Best Practices
  • Talent differentiation: An alternative to the 9-Box

Our Speakers

Karen Millrine
Director, Talent Management

Karen Millrine is an experienced business and HR Leader with a breadth of experience across various sectors including Professional Services, Financial Services, Logistics and Retail. Over the course of her career, Karen has proven success in operationalising people strategy and talent management practice centred around business performance, transformation and culture change.

Dan Russell
Partner, Head of Assessment, Products, Data and Insights
RHR International

Dan Russell oversees two areas integral to the firm’s ability to serve clients—Assessment and RHR’s Products, Data & Insights Lab. Dan is exceptionally adept at identifying clients’ most pressing needs and creating value-enhancing, data-backed programs to help solve them.

Simon Callow
Senior Partner, Head of International, Region Lead—Europe
RHR International

Simon Callow is a senior partner at RHR International, managing the firm’s international operations with affiliates in Europe and Asia. A true global citizen, Simon leverages his broad expertise in working internationally to ensure that RHR provides cutting-edge, multicultural solutions.

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