Welcome to LEAP HR: Future Energy - The Exclusive Forum for Oil & Energy HR Leaders

LEAP HR: Future Energy is your unique opportunity to join an exclusive community of strategic HR leaders from the most future-ready oil & gas, utilities, and renewables firms. Step inside the innovation happening across the energy spectrum and uncover the novel people strategies that are driving the transition to a low carbon future.

Formerly known as LEAP HR: Oil & Gas, this progressive edition of our flagship event has been re-aligned to focus on the HR LEAPs that are enabling oil & energy companies to transition to a low carbon future, to make sure the forum remains as valuable and timely as it has been for the past 7 years.

View the 2021 conference program here >


LEAP HR: Future Energy is recognized by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM.

Among the Energy People Leaders Sharing Their Stories in 2021

Caroline Stockdale

Chief People & Communications Officer

First Solar

Wayne Finger

President, People & Organization


Andrew Slentz

Senior Vice President Global Human Resources

Hess Corporation

Kay Johnson

Head of Talent Acquisition


Gina Vargiu-Breuer

Chief Human Resources Officer

Siemens Energy

Take part and be inspired by:

Oil & Gas Firms


Utilities & Power

Renewable Companies

How Hess is changing the narrative about what it means to be an oil & gas firm in the energy transition to successfully attract and engage a multi-generational workforce

How Xcel Energy is going above and beyond for its employees impacted by the energy transition by providing job shadowing and modern, accessible solutions to new role training as part of its commitment to be 80% carbon free by 2030

How First Solar is ripping up the HR rulebook in performance management, sustainability, communication and more to enable the firm to remain high performing in the drive towards sourcing 100% renewable electricity across its global operations by 2028

How Eni’s US leadership team is contributing to the new, global “Fit for Purpose” training program for over 30,000 staff to boost engagement in their changing roles and responsibilities for a smoother transition to renewable energy

How Avangrid has refined its talent acquisition processes and value proposition to better align the mission of the firm with the personal values of its 600 new hires per year to create a shared low carbon vision for the business and its workforce

How Lightsource BP’s HR team is transforming its delivery model to enable the firm to satisfy consumer demand, and provide the organization with the tools needed to double its pipeline in the next three years

Why HR leaders are Clearing Their Calendars to Take Part in LEAP HR: Future Energy


An agile human resources strategy ties in at every aspect of a high-performing energy business. Opportunities like LEAP HR: Future Energy are vital if we’re to keep our fingers on the pulse in an ultra-competitive industry”

Caroline Stockdale, Chief People & Communications Officer, First Solar

“Every business in the energy industry has a significant role to play in providing the global population with the power needed to develop. And as energy literacy grows, the need to provide that energy sustainably is gaining momentum too. All forms of energy are needed in the short to medium term so what better place to discuss HR’s role in this international paradigm shift than at LEAP HR: Future Energy?”

Wayne Finger, President – People & Organization, Projects, Wood

“Energy companies are at the forefront of a global movement, and any steps that HR can take to help move our firms in the right direction is worth taking. LEAP HR: Future Energy will be a fascinating opportunity to hear what our community is doing to move towards the sustainable future of our industry”

Kay Johnson, Head of Talent Acquisition, Avangrid