Abbie Bates joined DeepMind in 2016 as a People & Culture Partner. One year later she moved into a new role as Head of People & Culture and in 2019 became Director of People & Culture, building the culture and developing a people strategy that drives DeepMind towards its mission. In that timeframe, DeepMind has grown from 200 people to over 1,100 with global offices in four countries. Abbie is a qualified NLP Practitioner & Coach, and an Associate Member of the CIPD. In 2020 Abbie was included in Management Today’s 35 Women under 35 list.