Dr Nicola Hodson
Nicola Hodson is the general manager of Marketing & Operations for Microsoft UK.
Her remit covers orchestrating the direction and success of the sales, marketing and services resources in each of the business groups, strategy and planning for the UK subsidiary, as well as leading the marketing teams responsible for promoting the company’s consumer and commercial products and services.
Nicola has worked on transforming businesses throughout her career. Prior to joining Microsoft, Nicola was Executive Director at Siemens IT Solutions and Services, where she managed a range of IT and business process outsourcing contracts for customers in the Public Sector, Financial Services and Manufacturing industries in Great Britain and Ireland. Nicola joined Siemens in 2003 as Executive Director in charge of Sales, Marketing, Partner Management and Bid Management with responsibility across the portfolio. She also worked on a number of acquisitions and corporate projects, including major reorganisations, TUPE transfers, pension scheme changes and restructuring projects.
Prior to Siemens, Nicola led tBPO sales in the UK at CSC and sold a number of systems integration and consulting projects in the energy, FMCG, retail and manufacturing sectors. She has also worked for Ernst & Young Management Consulting selling and delivering a number of transformation projects in the energy and utilities sector.
Nicola is married with three sons and two stepsons, who keep her both busy and grounded in the hurly burly of busy family life. She loves outdoor pursuits including off road biking, skiing, tennis and swimming. When she does get a moment to herself as a keen motorbike enthusiast she enjoys riding her KTM Freeride, entertaining, listening to music or reading…