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Diane Thornhill

Human Resources Director, UK, Europe, Middle East & Africa


Diane Thornhill is the HR Director for UK, Europe, Middle East and Africa of Arup, a multinational professional services firm which provides design, engineering, architecture, planning, and advisory services across every aspect of the built environment. With over 30 years of experience in the Human Resources field, Ms Thornhill has worked in a number of roles across four different sectors during the course of her career, including financial services, retail, manufacturing and professional services. She has worked at Arup for the past 15 years. During that time, she has made the journey from Senior Business Partner, to HR Sector Leader and Region Director. She is also a board member of Unite to Ignite, a non-profit organisation that helps individuals facing difficulties in the labour market progress by connecting them to resources and creating a supportive community with experts and leaders, and other community members.