HR panel talk
Prioritising mental well-being in a dynamic work environment
Let our panel experts Leonoor de Vries (Ace & Tate), Anne-Marie Andric and Gijs Coppens (OpenUp) inspire you with practical insights on how to create a supportive workplace culture.
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About our panel members
Leonoor de Vries, Head of People at Ace & Tate
Leonoor studied Work & Organisational Psychology at the University of Amsterdam. She joined Ace & Tate as their first HR employee back in 2015. During the first years she built the People Team and set up all core functionalities, policies and systems while laying the foundation for Ace&Tate’s culture and values. Since 2021, her focus lies on leading a team of People Partners & Operation Specialists for both HQ and Retail departments.
Anne-Marie Andric, Chief People Officer at OpenUp
Anne-Marie is an HR expert with 25 years of experience in HR leadership in international companies in different industries such as airlines, pharmaceuticals, IT, fintech, tech-manufacturing, and more. Anne-Marie is also a co-founder of HR the Real Deal, a non-profit organisation promoting learnings from real HR practitioners with more than 3000 members engaging. Today, she works as a Senior HR Advisor to start-ups and scale-ups, hosts the VOD/POD HR the Real Deal, and is frequently hired as a keynote speaker and panelist. Anne-Marie leads business-driven HR teams with a strong mission to develop and drive the company’s business to success, whether in turn-around situations or to maintain double-digit growth.
Gijs Coppens, founder of OpenUp
After his studies Mechanical Engineering and Innovation Management at Delft Technical University, Gijs set up a production business in Asia. His experiences as an entrepreneur led him to develop an interest in psychology. He studied Clinical Psychology and specialised as a Clinical Psychologist at the OLVG hospital in Amsterdam. As an entrepreneurial psychologist, Gijs connects worlds of technology and psychology. In 2019, he founded OpenUp because he believes that working on our mental well-being can benefit all. With OpenUp, he is on a mission to make mental well-being accessible to everyone in Europe.