Paul was born in Queensland, Australia and grew up in Cairns, famous for its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef. He attended the University of Queensland and graduated with Bachelor Degrees in Business Management (Human Resources) and Arts (Japanese Language). In 2000, he joined GE’s Human Resources Leadership Program (HRLP) with GE Capital and spent 4 years with the business. Paul then moved to GE Plastics where he held a Regional HR Business Partner role based in Melbourne, Australia followed by a move to Shanghai, China where he was the Organization & Talent Development Leader for GE Plastics across the Asia Pacific region.
When GE Plastics was divested he took a role based in Singapore with Hewlett Packard supporting their PC, laptop & mobile devices business across South East Asia, Taiwan and Pakistan. He then moved to London, UK and worked for Northern Trust, a global asset manager, where he was VP Human Resources for their Global Fund Services business. In late 2010, Paul returned to Sydney, Australia and took on the Regional HR Business Partner role for GE Healthcare across Australia & New Zealand before he was named the HR Business Partner for GE’s Global Mining business and GE Transportation in Australia & New Zealand. In early 2015, Paul moved to the Organization & Talent Development Leader role for GE Transportation based out of Chicago, IL. He was recently appointed the Employee Experience Leader for GE and is based out of GE’s new global HQ in Boston, MA.
Paul is a keen runner and has finished 11 marathons to date. He also enjoys scuba diving and mountaineering and has summited Mt Kilimanjaro, Mt Blanc, Mt Elbrus and Mt Toubkal.
Upcoming Conference Sessions Featuring Paul W. Davies
We will discuss how GE’s approach to employee experience enables people to achieve the best work of their lives through thoughtfully curated moments that matter. In this session, Paul will discuss how GE is focusing on the Employee Experience by focusing on those moments that matter to their +290,000 employees around the world.
Paul will also share a range of initiatives such as FastWorks (helping GE employees develop the skills to think & act like a startup), GE’s decision to move away from annual performance ratings, and machine learning as it relates to careers and succession planning. He will also touch on the role of culture, tools & technology, and the physical workspace play in the overall experience and how the use of people analytics is delivering productivity to the business.
You will learn:
The role culture plays in the new Digital Industrial transformation
The tools and technology GE is currently utilizing to improve their ...