Monday - July 16, 2018

Phil Sharp to join Bayer UK & Ireland

Phil Sharp, previously HR director at Amcor Group, joins Bayer on 16 July as Head of Human Resources, UK/Ireland.

Phil will be based in Reading and will be a member of Bayer’s UK/Ireland region Country Leadership Team.


Phil has extensive experience gained from senior HR leadership roles in medical and consumer industries including; Johnson & Johnson, Yorkshire Building Society and Amcor. His career has taken him from the UK, throughout Europe, the Middle East & Africa and Australia, working in fast moving, lean and complex organisations to deliver business improvement.


Phil Sharp, Head of HR Bayer UK/Ireland said:

“I am very excited about joining Bayer, a Company that I have admired for a long time and one that is growing rapidly. After 16 years at Johnson & Johnson in a number of senior HR roles, followed by 2 years at Amcor, the global leader in consumer packaging, this has felt like an organic move for me. "


“The people I have met at Bayer, their passion and vision for the business, and the way that the Organisation engages and values its employees to help them to deliver outstanding results, truly impressed me. It really does feel like a great place to work and of course, this was reflected in their recent Great Place to Work survey continuing to move up the UK ranks. 


 “My focus now within HR will be to help the team continue to build upon the work being done in talent development, engagement and process excellence. This will support the goal of continued growth in the UK/Ireland and ensure we are attracting and retaining the highly skilled people we need to continue to lead in the Life Sciences sector.”


Phil has a degree from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne and more recently has studied at the London Business School, Henley Business School and St Gallen University on subjects including coaching, behavioural change and HR transformation strategy.