Linda Kennedy, The AA (UK)

2021 HRD Global 100

chief people officer

Linda Kennedy is the chief people officer at AA, a leading provider of roadside assistance. Kennedy has more than two decades of HR experience across a range of industries and has worked for large global organisations. Although a generalist in HR, she specialises in organisation design, change management, and engagement. Prior to AA, she was the group HR director for SIG, a major supplier to the construction industry of exterior and interior products across the UK, Europe, and UAE. She also worked as vice president of people at Orange UK, chief change officer at mobile operator EE, and group HR director at international service company Serco.