Gemma Ferris, Allen & Overy | Business in the Community NI

HR Manager, Allen & Overy

Gemma Ferris has worked in HR for 19 years and is currently an HR Manager at Allen and Overy having worked for the firm since December 2016. Prior to this Gemma worked for Antrim Borough Council across a range of HR roles including; HR Projects, Learning and Development and Resourcing.

Gemma is a graduate of University of Ulster holding a BA Hons in Business Studies and a PGDip in Human Resource Management.

A trained Mental Health First Aider, Gemma is passionate about employee well-being and leads on Allen and Overy’s well-being programme for the Belfast office.

Gemma is a keen charity fundraiser, taking part in walks, runs and hikes for local cancer charities.

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