Director of People & Organisational Development, West Midland Police

Ali Layne-Smith

Ali Layne-Smith is an HR Director with over 20 years’ experience predominantly in the private sector. She has worked in some of the world’s largest blue chip companies including Ford Motor Company, GE and Johnson & Johnson.  Her professional experience covers all elements of HR but she has a specialist interest in leadership development and talent management.

Ali is currently Director of People & Organisational Development at West Midlands Police which is the second largest police force in England & Wales. Ali leads a team of over 400 people whose shared purpose is to help the 10,500 people in the force deliver its vision which is to prevent crime, protect the public people and to help those in need.