Who makes up HR Curator?

Dave Millner is the Twitter and social media guru that has accumulated a wide range of recognition relating to his Twitter Influencer role in the area of HR/People Analytics, Organizational Development, Future of Work and HR. His expertise is built upon 30 years of global consulting interventions across all the HR practices.
Mel Millner is a highly experienced HR practitioner who focuses on coaching and change programs as well as mentoring women leaders in the workplace.

Dave Millner BSc (Hons) Psych, FCIPD, ACIB

Dave is an Occupational Psychologist with nearly 30 years HR and consulting experience working across the world with global clients on their assessment/performance, employee engagement and organizational development based challenges. Dave has a real passion regarding the transformation of HR functions and the need for a more commercially focused response to client demands and the role that analytics and new ways of thinking can help to change the perceptions of HR.

Mel Millner FCIPD

Mel is a highly experienced HR practitioner who has been involved with HR for over 30 years. She has experience across a range of different sectors (retail, hospitality, public sector and sports) and has a passion for the design and implementation of change across organizations.


Originally started by Dave Millner in 2009 as a site for the then Kenexa (Kenexa HR Institute) brand that was focused on providing insights and information for the HR community in the Gulf Region where he was spending a lot of time. From there the interest in the articles and insights being shared seemed to "go global" with increased interest from North America, Asia Pacific and Europe.

It was then decided at the time that Kenexa was acquired by IBM that the Twitter account with 4,000 followers at the time, was no longer required. After liaising with a number of key influencers in the Twitter world they suggested that as the account curated quality HR insights that it should be called "The HR Curator" and hence @HRCurator came into being. The degree of interest in the articles being curated has increased significantly and "almost has a life of its' own" now with over 18,000 followers worldwide that continues to grow with 100 followers a week.

The learning from this part of the story is never to agree to do something when in a Dubai bar!

In 2016 Mel Millner decided to leave the corporate world of HR which she had been operating in for some and undertake a number of interim HR and advisory roles and hence the organization of HR Curator Limited was created.

  • "If you are passionate about the future of the HR function, it's role in the future of work, the opportunities offered by digital, people analytics and AI and increasing the business impact of the function in parallel with employee experience and wellbeing, then HR Curator is the place for you."
    — David Green, People Analytics leader, Conference speaker & chair, Board advisor and CEO, Zandel
  • "Dave is an excellent executive coach who challenges his coachees and ensures that behavioral change and learning is taken forward"
    — Gautam Sashittal, CEO of DMCC
  • "What Dave doesn't know about the Future of HR isn't worth knowing - he is the font of all knowledge."
    — Brendan Toomey, Vice President, HR - Asia Pacific, Hilton Hotels
  • “A few years back I met Dave at an HR conference, and my life has never been the same. Most of the conference dealt with the noise of HR processes but Dave pulled me aside where he was able to share his consulting wisdom with me and his pursuit of employee/job optimization. Watching Dave in the years since, it's obvious he is living in his "flow state", creating and contributing according to his skills and passions. Through his quiet leadership by example, I am now on the path to finding what it is that I would really love to do.”
    — Peter Funke, Sales Leader, workplaceON