Eugene’s career began as a research psychologist with the UK Ministry of Defence responsible for supporting Royal Air Force recruitment and selection covering aircrew and officer selection as well as non-officer selection. Progressing to Principal Psychologist with the UK MoD, he also supported Royal Navy and British Army pilot selection programmes, served as an exchange scientist with United States Air Force, and chaired NATO committees for pilot selection and computer-based assessment of military personnel.
Eugene’s career in the public sector continued with establishing the first occupational psychology unit for the London Fire Brigade developing talent management processes in support of firefighter recruitment and selection, officer development and career planning, senior officer selection and development as well as decision-making models for incident command training.
Eugene joined SHL as UK R&D director responsible for developing psychometric and assessment solutions for the UK and global markets, and held several leadership roles at SHL including P&L responsibility for UK and Ireland consultancy, global product management, global product development and development of SHL’s analytics products and services.
Following the acquisition of SHL by the US technology and insights firm CEB, Eugene held the position of Chief Science & Analytics Officer responsible for developing analytics solutions for talent management. Projects included the talents that drive innovation effectiveness, the future of the retail bank, the talents that drive effective customer service, improving the success of high-potential programmes, how organisations can use analytics to drive more effective investment in graduate recruitment, how HR can play a more effective role in managing risk for organisations, addressing the challenges to global assessment programmes, as well as unpacking myths around gender differences in leadership potential and what the differences between the generations mean for effective talent management.
More recently, Eugene established his own consultancy to provide support to organisations in developing and improving talent management processes, and is an advisor to the CIPD on analytics as well as an advisor to several start-ups in the HR technology space. He continues to be a regular speaker at HR, analytics and talent assessment events.
As well as scientific articles, book chapters and books, Eugene has published articles in Talent Management, T+D Magazine, People Matters and the Harvard Business Review, and has featured in articles for The Times, Financial Times, Forbes and the Wall Street Journal.
Eugene has held leadership positions for professional bodies such as the Association of Test Publishers, the Association of Business Psychologists, The British Psychological Society, ISO and the International Test Commission. In 2014, Eugene was identified as one of the top 50 global influencers in HR Analytics in a LinkedIn poll.