Diane Gallacher

Human Resources Director

Diane Gallacher is the Human Resources Director at Talbot. She was previously Talbot's head of Talent, Performance & Leadership and responsible for leading strategic initiatives on culture, engagement and development of future skills. Diane is also a member of the GI International HR Leadership Team, where she has been instrumental in setting and implementing the talent strategy. Diane joined Validus in 2017, following 20 years in occupational psychology consultancies, most recently as a partner in one of the UK’s leading executive assessment and leadership development firms. Diane has a passionate interest in understanding each individual’s potential and how organisations can create environments where diverse talent can build rewarding careers. Diane’s move into consultancy followed 10 years as a violinist for the Birmingham Royal Ballet, during which she studied psychology. She holds a BSc (Hons) from the Open University and an MSc in Organisational Psychology from City University.