Shelley Hankins

I am an experienced HR Manager with strong generalist skills in managing restructuring, TUPE, talent and succession planning, and have a keen interest in employee engagement, wellbeing and supporting employee development. I’m also a trained Mental Health First Aider and Menopause Champion.

Before joining Chubb Bulleid in August 2023, my sector experience has been gained in both national and regional charities, unionised heavy engineering, technology, and animal health wholesale.

I always thought I’d grow up to be a medic, until I realised I’m quite squeamish, so I decided to work with non-injured people instead.

I was raised in Essex but moved to Somerset in 2012 and I can’t think of anywhere nicer to live.

I am married with two daughters, both of whom are grown and have professional careers. Outside of work I enjoy weight training, and any outdoor non-competitive exercise, and I love traveling, especially holidays that challenge, for example walking in the Himalayas.

My Favourites


Diana by R.F. Delderfield which I’ve read twice.

The Pilots Wife by Anita Shrieve

Dream Car

Aston Martin DB9 – reality check is my Kia C’eed, oh well!

Holiday Destination

Probably Bali, I was lucky enough to travel there as a family in 2019 and we travelled all over the island as well as scuba-dived with Manta Rays – which is definitely one of the highlights of my life.

Pub v Restaurant

I love old pubs that serve delicious, contemporary food with a wide variety of gin, especially in the winter when they have a blazing wood fire going and comfy, squidgy sofas to sit on. With a good book, I could happily sit there all day.


I’m a summer person and love sunbathing, swimming in the sea (not UK waters without a wet suit) and eating outside. I dread the winter because I really feel the cold and need the inside temperature to be a constant 22°C.