Peter Lunn is the new head of HR at BNFL Environmental Services, the
business group engaged in decommissioning. In his new role he will have
responsibility for all aspects of the company’s HR function in the UK and
across Continental Europe.
The organisation employs more than 1,200 staff and Lunn has
also been charged with refining and developing HR policy, as well as delivering
improvements in flexible working.
"BNFL is going through an immense transformation. As we
move into the commercial arena, my challenge will be to ensure our HR policies
and initiatives are shaped and refined appropriately," he says.
He joins from industrial gases company Air Products, where he
was HR manager in the UK and then France.
During his time in Europe, Lunn worked on a wide range of HR
issues including negotiations over the French 35-hour week.
Forming a commercially focused business from staff drawn
together from different parts of the company will be a key challenge for Lunn,
who has an industrial economics degree from Nottingham University: "The HR
team’s key challenge lies in helping to build a common culture and a shared
loyalty – the first essential elements in achieving business goals," he
Lunn wants to build a winning team that uses its skills and
expertise effectively in the competitive marketplace for nuclear
"I’m looking forward to the challenge of change. We have
to move quickly to position ourselves to compete successfully in an open
market. I like striving to channel people’s skills and talents to satisfy
personal ambitions and the needs of the business. HR can be stressful, but
never boring," he adds.
2002 Head of HR, BNFL Environmental Services
2001 Compensation and systems manager, Air Products
1998 HR manager France, Air Products
1995 HR manager, Air Products
… on the move
Naomi Holloway is the new HR director at Queen Mary University London. From
October she will be responsible for the implementation of a challenging HR
strategy aimed at improving the recruitment, retention and performance of
staff. She will also have overall responsibility for the day-to-day HR
operation, overseeing and supporting more than 2,500 employees. Holloway moves
from Consignia, soon to be renamed Royal Mail Group, where she spent nine years
across four different positions, most recently the head of personnel management
for the Post Office. As well as the HR strategy, a key challenge at Queen Mary
will be the restructuring and integration of the medical school.
l Rhys Jones has been appointed HR director for Carlisle Facilities
Services. Based at the Woodford offices in Essex, Jones will be responsible for
HR, training and development across the cleaning and security business. The
firm employs more than 6,000 staff. Jones has previously held HR director posts
with retail companies TK Maxx, Mothercare and the Burton Group.
l Global internet telecommunications company Callserve has appointed Kevin
Payne-Hanlon as an HR officer. In his new role he will drive a major
recruitment campaign and manage all HR functions including performance
management, appraisal standards, career planning, training needs and
organisational communications. Payne-Hanlon has held various HR-related roles
at DA consulting, McKinsey & Co and Getty Images. In his most recent job at
law firm Allen & Overy he developed and implemented a performance