About Us

Tracy Hough - Director and Interim

Educated at Durham University & London School of Economics, Tracy's HR career began at OECD in Paris and over 20 years spanned across multiple organisations and sectors including FMCG (L'Oreal, Nabisco, Mars); Electronics (STC); Entertainment (Warner Music - Time Warner), Distribution (The Entertainment Network, a Sony & WMUK JV) and Publishing (News Corp).  She also spent some time as a Production Manager at Mars Confectionery.  Tracy became an HR Director at a number of these blue chip businesses and in 2001 founded Hough HR to pursue an Interim career. 

Tracy enjoys tackling a wide variety of different organisational challenges and supporting an ever increasing list of HR and business leadership teams to achieve success.  Whether as Interim HRD, HR Change Consultant or Project Lead reporting into the Client's HRD - she has worked in most areas of the HR profession, across diverse sectors, in a range of organisational sizes from start-ups to large multinationals, in both non-unionised and unonised environments and leading teams through fast paced growth and rapid downsizing.

Tracy is a true generalist but her particular areas of expertise & proffesional interest include:

  • Developing coherent and aligned People Strategies to build business success
  • Implement the people aspects of major business change agendas
  • Building Employee Engagement - employee communication, listening & surveys
  • Employer Branding
  • Business Mergers, JVs, Start-Ups and Business Separations
  • Business Restructures - TUPE; Downsizing and Closures
  • Evaluating, establishing, building & mentoring HR teams
  • HRD Assignments - joining & supporting Leadership Teams as a member of the commercial executive- delivering commercial  goals either "Business as Usual" or through major change.

Professional Development

  • Professional Memberships: Fellow of CIPD
  • Psychometric Test User Level A & B - inc Savillle & Holdsowrth
  • NLP Practitioner
  • Meeting Facilitation using Graphic Tools 2000 (Grove - USA)
  • Brand & Employer Brand Masterclass 2004
  • Executive Coaching  Masterclass (Linkage International)

Read some of our Client testimonials for Tracy Hough.


Hough HR has a network of professional Associates - with different specialist skills from Reward to Learning & Development - who work with Hough HR on projects as required.