Future-Focused HR Enabling Evolving Energy Companies to
Bridge Critical Skills Gaps, Rebuild Inclusive Cultures, &
Meet Brand-New Talent Expectations

With a global energy crisis leading to unprecedented sociopolitical and economic challenges, the energy industry is at a critical point. The transition to a more sustainable energy system, coupled with evolving priorities of current and future talent leaves energy companies with little choice but to reshape themselves.

Returning for its eighth year, LEAP HR: Oil & Energy offers a unique opportunity to discover the HR thinking enabling future-focused energy companies to remain buoyant as the energy transition gains momentum, and the industry undergoes fundamental changes. 

Step inside 18+ case studies of how HR teams in energy companies of all types and sizes are bridging the skills gap, attracting and keeping top talent, and successfully promoting the industry - and leave with the blueprint you need to effect real change in your organization.

Oil Companies

Gas Companies

Renewables Companies

Some of the HR leaders set to speak in 2023:

Sanjay Harrichand

Chief Human Resources Officer

Stratum Reservoir

Wayne Finger

President, People & Organization - Projects


Jordan Zweig

Senior Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer


Jennifer Kernosky

Vice President - Human Resources & Business Partner


Bob Newhouse

Vice President - Talent Development

KBR Inc.

Nikhil Shahane

Vice President - Global Talent & Engagement


Mette Hegge

Head of Global HR Advisory Sector


Brian Rhodes

Vice President - Human Resource Operations

U.S. Venture

Among the highlights:

How TechnipFMC is rethinking its approach to performance management and enabling an environment where employees have boundless opportunities to grow, contribute and be their best.  
How ChampionX is building its employer brand to educate new and existing employees on the growing demand for energy to help the attraction and retention of talent 
How Wood has streamlined its L&D processes to upskill, reskill and cross-skill employees, increasing workforce productivity and retention 
How Jetta Operating Company are rebuilding the reputation of HR within the business, leading to increased cross-functional collaboration and realization of the collective goals of the organization 
How Clearway Energy Group’s systematic, four-pillared approach to DEI resulted in a hire-rate of 60% non-white and non-male hires and 33% increase in retention within just 18 months 

Why HR leaders are Clearing Their Calendars to Take Part in LEAP HR: Oil & Energy


An agile human resources strategy ties in at every aspect of a high-performing energy business. Opportunities like LEAP HR: Future Energy are vital if we’re to keep our fingers on the pulse in an ultra-competitive industry”

Caroline Stockdale

Caroline Stockdale, Chief People & Communications Officer, First Solar

“Every business in the energy industry has a significant role to play in providing the global population with the power needed to develop. And as energy literacy grows, the need to provide that energy sustainably is gaining momentum too. All forms of energy are needed in the short to medium term so what better place to discuss HR’s role in this international paradigm shift than at LEAP HR: Future Energy?”

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Wayne Finger, President – People & Organization, Projects, Wood

“Energy companies are at the forefront of a global movement, and any steps that HR can take to help move our firms in the right direction is worth taking. LEAP HR: Future Energy will be a fascinating opportunity to hear what our community is doing to move towards the sustainable future of our industry”

Kay Johnson

Kay Johnson, Head of Talent Acquisition, Avangrid

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