Kelly Stafford
Kelly Stafford

Kelly is an experienced HR director and has been Chief Human Resources Officer at UPP Ltd, the UK’s leading provider of on-campus student accommodation, since 2016. In this role, she has overall responsibility for people strategies across the Group and is passionate about creating a workplace culture where everyone can thrive and perform at their best.  Kelly is a Fellow of the CIPD and has extensive experience in senior HR positions across a range of sectors and businesses including Balfour Beatty plc, Carnival Corporation and Carnival plc (UK), MJ Gleeson Group plc and Crest Nicholson plc.

Kelly has been a volunteer with Guide Dogs for several years which introduced her to the world of assistance dogs. She has also acted as a consultant for the charity, Age UK (Southampton) on a voluntary basis.  When not at work Kelly spends her time supporting her local community and enjoys countryside walks (and pub lunches!) with her husband and dogs Tilly and Tessa.

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