Rob McDavitt

Former Apple Faculty Head, Executive Coach, Speaker

Rob McDavitt

Rob McDavitt

Rob has 30 years of HR Leadership and Talent Development experience to challenge and educate leaders. Rob brings a professional rigour and also a strong dose of reality to leadership topics. Having led global change programmes his talks are full of provocation and insight to challenge the status quo and inspire transformation.


Diversity and Inclusion
Future of Work

Travels from

London, UK


Rob was at Apple for 14 years where he worked as a Senior Faculty member for Apple University, teaching and educating the current and next generation of global leaders enabling them to do their life’s best work. In this role he continued to challenge the thinking of leaders and delivered content in his specialisms of leading global talent, building strong team cultures, change management, motivation at work, and managing inclusively. As the Head of Talent, he designed and launched Apple’s Global Talent Development strategy, with an accompanying app to enable leaders to manage their team’s development in an easy and non bureaucratic way. Prior to that, Rob was the Head of HR for Global Sales and, in that time, he had the privilege of being Tim Cook’s HR Business Partner, when he was Head of Sales and Operations.

Before joining Apple, Rob was the Vice President of HR for Expedia Europe. Another role with international management, Rob worked with the Leadership team to help grow Expedia Europe from a small Microsoft born start up, to one of the world’s leading travel companies. Prior to Expedia, Rob worked at both General Electric and Johnson & Johnson in Senior International HR roles.

Rob is now working as an Executive Coach and Leadership Consultant.

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