Former Lloyds and BP human resources professional joins Bristol firm

Geraldine Buckland Head of HR Consulting Smith & Williamson

Geraldine Buckland


An HR professional who has worked in senior roles at Lloyds, BP, HBoS and First Group has been appointed to head the HR Consulting team at accountancy and investment management group, Smith & Williamson.

Geraldine Buckland, who has 25 years’ business and HR experience which spans the private, public and not-for-profit sectors, has been appointed to lead Smith & Williamson’s HR Consulting team based in Bristol.

She has taken over the reins from partner Rachel Stone.

“The true heart of a business lies with its people and my role centres on helping organisations to build successful, long-term relationships with colleagues and clients,” said Geraldine, who ran her own HR consultancy business for 10 years before joining Smith & Williamson.

She comments further: “I look forward to getting to know Smith & Williamson’s clients and together with my team, helping to deliver a wide range of HR services.

“Our support is far-reaching, from advising the boards of our largest corporate clients to providing practical, hands-on support to smaller companies which are not yet ready to take on an in-house HR resource.”