On the move

Jim Carroll has been appointed head of organisational development at
Northamptonshire County Council. He was previously head of learning and
development at Birmingham Heartlands and Solihull NHS Trust.

The Workers’ Education Association has appointed David Webber (pictured) as
head of HR. The association is the UK’s largest voluntary provider of adult
learning. Webber was previously supporting the interim HR director in running
the department and producing a new policy framework. He will lead a team
responsible for all aspects of the HR function.

Ian Brinkley is the TUC’s new chief economist and head of the economic and
social affairs department. Brinkley has been responsible for developing the
TUC’s eco-nomic policy and labour market analysis, including preparing the
TUC’s annual Budget submission to the Chancellor, and the publication and
presentation of a wide range of TUC reports.

Ed Lester has been appointed chief executive for the new Special Health
Authority being set up for NHS Direct. From 1 April, the new authority will
take over legal responsibility for delivering all NHS Direct services and the
employment of its 3,000 staff currently employed by host trusts across the
country. Prior to this, Lester worked for Motability Finance, the car scheme
for people with disabilities.

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