Nikki Humphrey

Nikki Humphrey


Nikki Humphrey has recently re-joined the Virgin family as Chief People Officer, having previously held the position of Chief People Officer at Virgin Atlantic for four years. Nikki is excited to be leading on critical areas such as wellbeing; future of work; talent development; human leadership and inclusion.

Prior to her time at Virgin Atlantic, Nikki was CPO at John Lewis Partnership and brings a wealth of experience having held many executive People Director positions at Lloyds Banking Group. Her 25-year career spans many sectors including Retail, Aviation, Banking, Insurance, Asset Management, Media, Manufacturing and Engineering. Her passion lies in helping individuals, teams and businesses flourish, achieve their potential and deliver stellar performance.

She thrives in environments where ambition, people and change are at the heart of the business and is known for her expertise in leading large-scale organisation and culture change; building organisational capability and aligning talent, reward and succession plans with strategic business goals.

Nikki has also been Chair of Trustees for the John Lewis Golden Jubilee Trust, providing charities with much needed skills and experience from commercial businesses. Notably, Nikki was a member of the Virgin Atlantic Foundation whose focus was to support children’s charities with a particular emphasis on encouraging more girls into STEM education. Nikki remains committed to Virgin’s dedication to wider community support and creating opportunities for a better world via it’s non-profit arm, Unite.