Paul Pagliari has joined Scottish Water as HR director and will help the
newly-created utility develop its people policies. Scottish Water brings
together three previous authorities and Pagliari is relishing the challenge of
helping evolve a new public ownership model: "I found the opportunity to
be involved in the creation of a brand new, publicly-owned organisation too
tempting to resist. My primary responsibilities are to deliver results through
the people transformation stream, which includes projects on everything from
performance rewards, communication, employee relations to health, safety and
quality," he says.
He joins from ScottishPower, where he was group HR director responsible for
a major US merger. During this he was heavily involved in developing and
implementing performance reward systems for the new management team.
"The company was undergoing a transformation as it had merged with
Pacificorp in the US. It was a very exciting role with lots of opportunity for
international travel and work with highly focused US colleagues," he
In his new role Pagliari hopes to transform the business through progressive
people policies, by working in partnership with trades unions and with a
particular emphasis on lifelong learning.
"I’m looking forward to managing change and working with a new
management team to create and deliver the vision. We really have set ourselves
the challenge of starting afresh, and we are looking to adopt very progressive
and effective people policies," he says.
Pagliari claims never to have had a dull moment in his HR career and says he
has learned more than he ever thought possible at the outset: "It’s a
great job being an HR director, but it’s also tough."
2002 Director of HR, Scottish Water
1999 Group HR director, Scottish Power
1996 HR director, GPT
1989 HR business unit director, BT
On the move
Jan Hutchinson has been appointed HR director of national mapping agency
Ordnance Survey. She was previously customer services director at Goldfish –
the banking arm of Centrica. She joined Centrica in 1997 and held several
senior posts including HR director (retail), HR director (information services)
and head of organisational development and management. She will concentrate on
organisational change, customer contact strategy and remuneration issues.
Mandy Coalter joins Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council as head of HR.
She was previously at the City of York Council, managing HR in the Education
and Leisure Directorate. She joined York Council in 1994 and has held various
HR roles at the authority. Coalter will manage the corporate HR function for
the Council, which employs 14,000 staff. She will also be working in a new
model of local governance as Doncaster is one of only a small number of
councils with an elected Mayor.
Honeywell has appointed Jean-Pierre Noel as compensation and benefits
director. Honeywell is a diversified technology and manufacturing company with
120,000 employees across 95 countries. Noel joins from the Seagram Spirits
& Wine Group where he was head of reward & benefits for Europe, Africa
and the Middle East region. Prior to that, he was an HR generalist with the
international division of British Steel.