Many of us would move jobs to improve our chances of travelling. If you fall
into that category then cast envious eyes on Accoladia’s new head of HR Janet
Lytwynchuk. Her appointment at the joint venture between Thomas Cook and
British Airways will certainly increase her appetite for holidays. "I’ve
visited South Africa, the US and Dubai in the last year with the family – so
the job will certainly help achieve our travel aspirations," she says.

Lytwynchuk joins from Budget Insurance where she was HR director and
responsible for a range of large scale projects. "During my five years
there I was the project leader of a £5m IT business project and managed an
acquisition that doubled the size of the company."

In her new position she will lead the Building Our Future project, part of a
new business strategy and culture within Accoladia.

"The challenge is to become the best, largest and most dynamic tour
operator in the UK. We already have the essential ingredients. I hope to play
an active role in developing the company strategy which will assist managers
and staff to achieve these goals as quickly as possible."

She has held a number of roles in the travel industry before, but enjoys the
challenges and rewards of working in HR. "I elected to qualify in HR Management
because I love the variety of the work and the ability to get involved in every
part of the company. My team can make a real difference to the business
results, day-to-day satisfaction and enjoyment of the people in the business,
which is personally very rewarding." she says.


2001 head of human resources, Accoladia

1997 HR and training director, Budget Group

1991 Head of personnel, Silver Spoon

1985 Sales manager, British Sugar

On the move

Stephen Bevan has joined the Futures
team at the Industrial Society as deputy director. Previously he spent 20 years
as associate director at the Institute for Employment Studies. He is primarily
interested in reward strategy, work-life balance, employee motivation,
commitment, performance and retention. His role in the Futures team will
include applied research on key work issues and helping to develop closer links
between the organisation’s research and consultancy work.

Praxis Interim Management has appointed
Sharon Hingley as director of research and resourcing, responsible for the
development and implementation of HR strategy. Her role will include
recruitment, reward, training and development and communication. Previously
Hingley worked as an HR consultant specialising in change management and
organ-isational development. She has held HR positions at Federal Express and
Rentokil Initial.

International law firm Lovells has
recruited Suzanne Fine as head of legal training. Her arrival follows a period
at Nottingham Law School, where she was head of business development,
responsible for setting up and running the school’s London branch. Her
responsibilities will include comprehensive training and development programmes
for more than 1,400 lawyers, across a total of 19 jurisdictions.

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