Kirsty Race

Head Of People & Business Shared Services at Skipton Building Society

Kirsty Race has extensive experience in HR and people management. Kirsty is currently working as the Head of People & Business Shared Services at Skipton Building Society, where they have been since 2022. Prior to this, they held the role of Head of People Operations at the same organization.

Before joining Skipton Building Society, Kirsty worked as the Head of People Services at A-SAFE UK for a brief period in 2022. From 2020 to 2022, they served as the Head of HR Transformation at Yorkshire Building Society.

Between 2019 and 2020, Kirsty worked at Lowell as the HR Service Lead, where they were responsible for managing HR services. Prior to that, they gained valuable experience at Avnet, where they held various roles including European HR Services Manager, European HR Services Project Specialist, UK HR Services Team Leader, and HR Services Coordinator. During their time at Avnet, they successfully implemented HR projects, managed employee data, and ensured compliance with European legislative changes.

Starting their career in 2015, Kirsty worked at Asda in the HR Shared Services team, where they managed recruitment and compliance for retail stores in the UK.

Throughout their career, Kirsty has demonstrated strong leadership, project management skills, and an ability to drive continuous improvement in HR services.

Kirsty Race attended Leeds Beckett University from 2014 to 2016, where they earned a degree in Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration.


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  • Head Of People & Business Shared Services

    October, 2023 - present

  • Head Of People Operations

    December, 2022

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