Lauren Jepson

Lauren Jepson

Head of Talent, Learning and Capability, Contact Energy

Lauren is a curious, energetic and results driven HR Leader with a passion for technology and innovation. Having recently returned to New Zealand, after 6 years in London, she leads all things Talent, Learning and Capability at Contact Energy.

Her time in London was spent in Vodafone’s global head office supporting over 100,000 employees across learning, recruitment, and brand engagement. Leading ground-breaking international projects such as the future jobs programme “What will you be?”- Vodafone’s proposition to help young people navigate the digital world of careers, provide career guidance and access to training content in the digital economy for up to 10 million young people.

She has now taken up the charge at Contact Energy to transform the way their employees embrace curiosity in their everyday roles, including launching the brand-new Contact University – all in the first 6 months. In the wake of Covid-19 Contact Energy has embraced transformative ways of working, allowing employees greater choice than ever in how they work – all while keeping the lights on for customers and providing an essential service. Lauren will share how they are navigating this new world and bringing learning to life.