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Compiled by HR Magazine, the shortlist recognises the people whose ideas and actions are shaping practices in HR both in the UK and globally.
Speaking of his inclusion in the shortlist, Dean said: "I really am thrilled to be in this list and it's a great honour to be included alongside some of the country's most well known private sector organisations. I have spent my career in the public sector and have long championed the role HR can make in improving our public services. I wish all those shortlisted well. It's a great celebration of the value of HR to our services and UK plc."
Thanks to votes from fellow HR professionals, Dean was last year voted number one in the list, becoming the first winner from the public sector in five years.
Have your say
HR professionals are again invited to take part in the ranking process for this year's awards, so that the judging panel can hear who you think is influential and why from this year's shortlist.
If you would like to contribute your views to help influence the ranking process, please go to the HR Magazine website and complete the survey.