Ana Perez

I am currently Senior Director at Oracle’s Consulting UK & Ireland business.

I am responsible for managing the operational efficiencies of the UK Consulting Business, leading the overall UK headcount capacity planning as Oracle continues to see dramatic shifts in the market and the skills required to support these changes. I am also responsible for the commercial relationship with 3rd party suppliers and for the UK-wide team communication as well as a number of initiatives that have impact across teams. One of those initiatives is our graduate program which I originally set-up and now I have oversight of, this program has hired over 250 professionals since its inception, it am very proud to see people coming out of this program to become our top talent in the team. I am particularly proud to have driven the program to gender parity.

I wanted to create a more gender-balanced workplace which led me to take on the leadership of Oracle women’s network (OWL) to to support the growth and development of current and emerging women leaders which I have taken to new heights since taking over.

I am also a trustee and company secretary for Smart Works Reading, a charity that supports women to return to employment by providing high quality interview clothes, styling and interview coaching to women in need. I have actively helped the charity get established since starting in 2015 through my trustee oversight and fundraising initiatives. The charity has helped over 400 women find employment in the Thames Valley area since starting.