People

Being pigeonholed is not something that The Transformation Partnership’s new
director Lynda Hatcher really has to worry about.

The many facets of her personal life make sure that she simply can’t be
stereotyped, as she explains: "I’m the mother of twins, enjoy swimming
regularly and I’m also a Radio 4 fanatic. I still enjoy nightclubbing and I
guess that makes me pretty hard to pigeonhole."

The new HRconsultancy works to improve people processes to ensure
organisational transformation is effective and will draw on Hatcher’s HR
experience from several companies including WHSmith Group, L’Oréal and the
British Medical Association.

Hatcher, who is an MCIPD with a degree in Economics, believes that the role
of HR is shifting and she enjoys the strategic aspect of the profession.

"HR gives you the opportunity to see across the business in a way that
few other careers can offer.I like being in a function which is probably on the
cusp of transforming itself," she says.

In her new role, she will be responsible for organisational change and the
general HR strategy alignment. "I hope to be successful in business
development and in ensuring the people aspects of change are taken fully on
board. I also hope to see more HR functions moving from being transactional,
into driving business change," she says.

She joins from Britannic Assurance where she worked on a major change and
downsizing programme and helped devise HR strategy and policy.

CV

2001 HR director, The Transformation Partnership

1998 HR and change manager, Britannic Assurance

1997 Principal consultant, KPMG

1994 Head of HR, British Gas Energy Centres

On the move

James Reed has joined Taylor
Woodrow’s construction business as HR director. Reed was previously HR manager
with the BOC Group where he was responsible for the provision of a
comprehensive HR service across the distribution services division. He has over
16 years’ HR experience in various sectors and in his new role will be a key
member of the management team. His brief is to improve internal customer
service by modernising the HR service. There will be an immediate focus on
resource and succession planning as well as change management practices.

Automotive firm North Eastern Tyre
and Exhausts has appointed Michelle Bellerby as its new HR manager. Bellerby
has a degree in HR from Teesside University and a GNVQ in Business and Finance.
She is also CIPD qualified. She will have responsibility for training, internal
assessments and staff inductions. She will also deal with employment law issues.

The General Dental Council has
recruited Paul Coleman as a personnel manager. Coleman, who is CIPD qualified,
joins the organisation from Thurrock Council, Essex. In his previous job, he
provided a range of HR services to schools and departments of the education
authority. His new role will include responsibility for the operational HR
function as well as training and development.

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