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Shade Odupelu

Director of Organisational Development and Human Resources
Shade Odupelu joined Advance in 2021 as Director of Organisational Development and Human Resources. She is a Chartered Member of the CIPD and holds a MSc in Human Resources and has worked in the charity and further education sector for over 30 years and as a breadth of experience in leading and developing HR functions.

She started her HR career at Save the Children Fund in 1991 and since then has worked for several organisations such as the Inner London Probation Services, Southwark College, Croydon College, Salvation Army, TeachFirst, Livability and Re-engage. She has over 10 years’ experience contributing at strategic HR level, leading organisational change and culture to improve performance and culture within the organisation. Although Shade is a senior HR Leader, she has also had the opportunity to oversee functions such as Volunteering, Payroll, IT, Business, Data Protection, Service Delivery and Administration over the span of her career.

Shade also serves on the Board of trustees at Langley House Trust as Chair of the People Committee and holds another trustee role with Churches Together Kenley and Purley Food Hub in her local community.