Global mobility: driving business success

Hosted by EY Human Capital


January 29, 2013 15:00 GMT

January 29, 2013 16:00 GMT

Duration: 01:00

Live video broadcast from: London

Global mobility plays a key role in driving business success; it supports company growth both in establishing footholds in strategic markets and by giving future leaders vital international exposure. However, there is a significant gap between global mobility’s aspiration to be a strategic business partner and the function’s day-to-day reality.

Our fifth annual Global Mobility Effectiveness Survey reveals that nearly half of the companies surveyed expect to increase growth market assignments. Yet, 68% do not have a control framework to manage payroll, tax and social security risks. The report demonstrates the increasing tension between the function and business:

Watch our panel discuss which strategies are essential for helping global mobility teams — and their organizations — reach their full potential. Also, learn how to:

Watch the one-minute recap:


Traci Hughes-Velez

Colgate Palmolive, Vice President Human Resources of Africa Eurasia Division

Traci Hughes-Velez is Vice President Human Resources for Colgate Palmolive’s Africa Eurasia Division which combines countries in Africa and the Middle East with Russia, Turkey, Ukraine and the Central Asia countries of Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Afghanistan, Belarus, Mongolia, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia. She has been with Colgate Palmolive for 18 years in a variety of human resources specialist and generalist roles that span emerging markets, developed markets and enterprise wide responsibility, including Compensation and Global Relocation. Traci is married to Carlos Velez, an attorney, and has two children: Max and Maya.

Ellen L. Shipley

Head of International Mobility, BT

Ellen L. Shipley, Head of International Mobility for BT, has developed a flexible suite of mobility assignment programs. This includes leading the development of new global immigration and travel and expense policies, as well as the implementation of short-term business visitor tracking system and share plan/deferral tracking and reporting to ensure compliance with global tax, immigration and social security requirements. Ellen received her degree from University of Kentucky, is a US Certified Public Accountant, has a background in Big 4 public accounting and the financial services industry, and currently resides in London.

Dina Pyron

Ernst & Young LLP (US), Global Director Human Capital

Dina Pyron is the Global Director of Human Capital for EY. Dina has over 20 years experience in the international assignment services area focusing primarily on energy, energy services, financial services and professional services organizations with global mobility programs. Dina’s experience is in the human capital process & controls, international policy, talent management, tax consulting and planning, as well as individual and corporate compliance worldwide, making her a specialist in this area. Dina lives in New York and Houston, and travels extensively throughout the globe.

Kevin Cornelius

EY AG (Switzerland), Partner, Human Capital

Kevin Cornelius leads the Swiss Human Capital practice in Geneva and is the Global Mobility Effectiveness Survey Report author. Kevin has extensive human capital experience including global mobility advisory, international tax and social security; creation of international human resources strategies and processes for expatriate management programs; designed relocation packages, assignment compensation plans and policies, international stock option plans, tax and social security costs and risk control management programs.


Aidan O’Carroll

Ernst & Young LLP (UK), Global Tax Markets Leader.

Aidan O'Carroll is the Global Tax Markets Leader for EY and is based in London. Formally Head of Tax for the UK firm, Aidan is responsible for EY's Global Priority Accounts and leads our industries and strategic growth markets approach in the market place. Aidan advises clients on all aspects of tax strategy, transactions, tax risk and tax reporting & operations. As well as chairing the Tax Directors’ workshops in the UK for EY, he also chairs or speaks at client conferences around the world.