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Seema Champaneri

New Business Development Lead


Seema is an accomplished HR professional with a career spanning over two decades and is a chartered member of the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development.

She specialises in employee relations and employment law and has supported organisations in an array of sectors through large scale restructures, mergers and acquisitions, as well as creating efficiencies within their day-to-day HR operations and compliance processes.

Seema first came across Weightmans when she worked in the employment team at Whitbread, and has also worked for lots of other big names, such as EE (telecoms), where she initially joined Orange and supported the organisation through the joint venture between France and Deutsche Telecom, and has even worked for a Subsidiary of Boeing. 

Seema ran her own HR consultancy for five years, doing high level investigation work for large corporates and public organisations, including various NHS and higher education clients. When she moved back in-house she worked for the BBC, where most notably she set up a team to manage the influx of Equal Pay claims. She went on to support the Group Finance director for the BBC as a business partner, as well as undertaking high risk disciplinary and grievance casework for BBC World News. Just as the pandemic started, she moved to a globally renowned business school as Associate Director of People Operations, helping them navigate the complex HR issues that the pandemic created, including the move to remote and hybrid working, and leading a team to modernise their HR operations. Once again, Seema was a Weightmans client, as she took on the HR Rely service to support the organisation, initially with a restructure programme and then with a manager advice line, which Seema was the main client contact and was operationally responsible for rolling out to the business.

​​​​​​​Seema has joined Weightmans as New Business Development Lead, with the aim of growing the HR Rely service, using her first-hand client insight of the product. Please get in touch with Seema to find out how she can support you.