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Four Seasons Healthcare - People Director (Interim)

St John Ambulance - Director of People & Culture (Interim)

Cornwall Care - HR Director (Interim)

Sunrise Senior Living - Senior HR Director (Interim)

Informa Business Intelligence - HR Consultant (Interim)

Brandon Trust - Chief Operating Officer (Interim)

Metropolitan Housing – Executive Director – People (Interim)     

Commercial Services (Kent) Ltd – Non Executive Director      

HM Courts & Tribunals Service – HR Director (Interim)    

Acorn Care & Education – Group HR Director (Interim)             Natalie-Jane Macdonald


    Natalie-Jane Macdonald
    CEO, Acorn Care and Education

    I recruited Craig, who has an extensive background in HR and prior to that in consultancy, with a focus on telecoms and digital businesses here and in Europe. Craig was an excellent recruit. He is calm, understated and gets things done. He has sound commercial sense so is a strong member of an executive team, playing both his functional and business leadership roles. He is fair, thoughtful and has a GSOH. He's no pushover and in a business wanting to drive change and develop performance through developing its people and raising the bar on what good looks like, then Craig can make this happen. His understated nature means that complicated and challenging issues can be resolved without confrontation. And he's a nice guy too

 The Crown Estate - Head of HR (Interim)

Jersey Telecom - Group HR Director (Interim)

 Client testimonial:

Graeme Millar

Graeme Millar

Chief Executive Officer at JT (Jersey Telecom)

Craig joined JT at a time of great change and uncertainty in the company. Within days his professional, mature and measured approach had brought a sense of calmness and direction to the HR team. Over the following months this spread throughout the company. In just 4 months he achieved more than had been achieved in the previous several years. I wholeheartedly recommend him and I hope that we will have the chance to work together again


2ergo PLC - Group HR Director (Interim)

 Client testimonial:

Chris Brassington

Chris Brassington

Group MD at 2ergo PLC

Craig is a sensitive yet commercial Group HR Director who can provide leadership coaching, help align the team to a business plan and culture to deliver great results in a short space of time. 

I look forward to working with him again soon and have no reservation in recommending him

The Learning Loop is a consultancy which helps organisations to achieve its people related goals, whatever the context.

We can provide effective support and leadership in relation to all kinds of HR challenges, either as interim HR Directors or as consultants, facilitators and coaches.  

We always aim to complete projects in a way which transfers the learning to the client organisation in the most effective way - hence closing the 'Learning Loop'.

Our experience includes the following areas of expertise:

  • Mergers, acquisitions, disposals

  • Launching new products and services

  • Restructuring and downsizing

  • Hiring talent at all levels

  • Implementing HR Shared Services

  • HR outsourcing

  • Developing HR skills (e.g. business partnering)
  • Employee engagement and communications
  • Leadership and management development
  • Team Building
  • Executive Coaching
  • Facilitating workshops, off-sites
  • Employee relations






Craig McCoy

Craig McCoy is a leading international HR professional with over 30 years experience at Chief People Officer/Group HR Director level across a number of industry sectors including health and social care (Bupa, Four Seasons, Sunrise Senior Living, Cornwall Care, Brandon Trust, St John Ambulance, Acorn), media & entertainment (BSkyB), advertising (Aegis Media), technology, (Compaq), telecommunications (British Telecom, Jersey Telecom, 2ergo), property (The Crown Estate, Metropolitan Housing) information services (Informa PLC, Datastream), central government (Ministry of Justice)  

He has held permanent, interim and consulting roles both for large corporates and SMEs. His international experience has covered over 40 countries and includes UK PLCs, privately owned businesses, central government and other public sector bodies and subsidiaries of US corporates. . He has also worked as a client facing change management consultant with Accenture, leading projects in the financial services and utilities sectors. Craig has also served as Non-Executive Director for a large services business in Kent.

Craig holds a Masters degree from Cambridge University in French & Italian. He also holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Personnel Management from the University of Westminster and is Chartered member of the Institute of Personnel and Development (MCIPD)

Craig contributes widely to debates regarding topical commercial and people related issues and has been featured in several publications, speaks regularly at leadership conferences and contributes to research papers

Please see Craig's Linked In profile for further details regarding Craig's career and to access links to his presentations and published articles: