Emily Gibson (MCIPD)

Emily began her HR career in 2004 at global airline catering company Gate Gourmet, Heathrow Airport. 

She studied for her Post-Graduate Diploma in Human Resources at Farnborough College of Technology, graduating in 2007 and later went on to earn her Chartered membership status within the CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development).

In 2008 Emily moved in to her first consultant role with Right Hand HR, covering the South of England. In 2012, she continued her career, in-house, within the oil & gas sector where she worked for global organisation Petrofac in Woking. However, in 2013 Emily decided that consultancy was where she wanted to be and so worked at Kane Partnership for 3 years before making the move to establish her own business at the HR patch Ltd in 2016.


Emily's early career was within food retail management and then recruitment consultancy. 

Emily continues her professional development by networking with other HR personnel and employment lawyers, regularly attending training sessions and business seminars to widen her knowledge for the benefit of her clients.

In 2019 Emily applied to become a Non-Legal Panel Member with the Employment Tribunals Service and, following a thorough assessment and interview process, she was appointed as a panel member at the Reading branch, taking her judicial oath in February 2020.


Throughout her career she has supported clients in managing a variety of scenarios from the implementation of new contracts & policies, the management of complex employee issues, through to leading on larger scale projects, such as restructures, redundancies, TUPE transfers and preparing employment tribunal defence bundles.

You can learn more detail about Emily's experience and read recommendations of her work by visiting her LinkedIn profile here.

Kasia Di Virgilio (Assoc CIPD)

Kasia is a Human Resource professional with over 6 years of generalist experience in providing operational and strategic support in areas including recruitment and onboarding, employee relations, restructures, HRIS implementation & process improvement, developing HR policies, benefit & reward and payroll.

Prior to joining the HR Patch, Kasia worked at Thomas International as an HR Business  Partner, she also has previous experience working within an HR consultancy with a variety of SME businesses across different sectors including manufacturing, insurance brokers, education, recruitment and psychometric assessment. 

Kasia aims to embrace the positive impact of her HR role to support, guide and help build a culture that empowers and rewards performance through respectful working relationships, best practice, innovation, open communication and improved engagement of all.

She is an Associate member of the CIPD and holds a Level 5 Certificate in HR Management and Advance Law Award. She is passionate about helping businesses to get the best out of their people and supporting clients by offering pragmatic advice to drive the delivery of their strategy.

You can learn more detail about Kasia's experience and read recommendations of her work by visiting her LinkedIn profile here.

Milly Harding (Assoc CIPD)

Milly started her HR journey in 2013, working at the Head Quarters for a global franchise business based in Devon. Before that, you could find her teaching heating engineers their health & safety qualifications in the classroom.

She soon got a taste for the people element of HR and went on to work for a nationwide fire alarm business that had no HR support whatsoever and needed someone to help add structure to the business. It was then that she began her CIPD qualifications toward Human Resources. Since then, Milly has gone on to set up the infrastructure in and supported various SME’s within the South West as an in house, one-man band. During this time, she gained her Level 5 CIPD in Human Resource Management and Level 5 Leadership and Management qualifications.

Earlier this year, Milly took the plunge into consultancy. She is currently studying towards her Post-Graduate Diploma in Human Resources which enables her to keep clients up to date with relevant trends and changes to employment law. Alongside this, she is a regular on the networking scene and attends many business seminars to continue her professional development.

Milly’s career has seen her support clients ranging from entrepreneurial tech start-ups, to well established businesses in a variety of industries. No two situations are ever the same and Milly has experience leading on the implementation of new HR software, complex employment cases on matters such as conduct, capability and redundancy, to getting stuck in supporting with culture, motivation and engagement campaigns.

You can learn more detail about Milly's experience and read recommendations of her work by visiting her LinkedIn profile here.  

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