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Tracey Olaleye

She/Her

Group Human Resources Director
Newsquest | LocaliQ UK

A little bit about me:

I am Tracey Olaleye, the Group Human Resource Director for Newsquest, and I joined the company about 15 years ago. I have two children and one grandson Otis. My hobbies are travelling, music, dancing, and monkeys are my favorite animals.

Name one of your individual strengths and how you apply it at Newsquest

I am always working in a changing environment and adapting to the business鈥檚 needs is crucial. Adaptability is about having the right people in the right place and doing the right things. If you are an adaptable leader, you avoid the reluctance to change due to lack of self-awareness, poor communication, unclear decisions, ego, and lack of accountability.

Newsquest enables me to grow by…

The changes within Newsquest and the industry enable me to grow by keeping me engaged with the challenges. It is an environment of recognition and development.

Describe a project that has鈥痠nspired you.鈥

Launching the Diversity and Inclusion Committee in the UK inspired me by creating a culture where all our employees feel valued and included. Establishing the committee brought focus to Diversity and Inclusion within the business, ensuring a genuine commitment from the leadership team and also creating increased awareness across Newsquest.

A day in the life

Collaborating

This picture was taken in Gibraltar; this reminds me of working together to achieve a common goal.

This picture was taken in Croatia- it is important to keep looking forward.

This picture is of my daughter Chanel and I, when little Otis (my grandson) was getting ready to come into the world. During this period the bump was known as Tommy. It is important we keep growing.

This picture was taken in Gibraltar with my partner in 2021, we love our holiday鈥檚 鈥 Work hard and play hard.

This is my grandson Otis, he was born in April 2022 with the family dog Dexter. It is amazing how life changes when you become a grandmother 鈥 Ensuring that you prioritize the important things.

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