Globetrotting Andy Craggs has landed the top HR job at Egg, although it
shouldn’t be too daunting for him as he has previously worked for some of the
world’s biggest corporations.
Relocating from the US to Europe two years ago, Craggs says he is now really
looking forward to spending time living and working in the UK. "I’m a keen
internationalist, having grown up in many places and speaking a few languages,
so I hope to bring that to the table as Egg looks at new markets."
His role at Egg is primarily people focused and he brings a wealth of
experience from his previous jobs at Sony, Disney and the Wall Street Journal.
"My duties will be to inject new impetus and fresh ideas into the
overall people function of Egg. I report to CEO Paul Gratton and as such will
be responsible for ensuring that the potential of Egg’s people is fully
developed," he explains.
Craggs also wants to align the HR function with the key business initiatives
and ensure all the right systems are in place to improve people management.
"Egg is a visionary brand and I want to develop and reflect that
position internally with one of its most important resources – its people. If
we are successful, the people function will provide solutions and strategies
that directly impact on business success," he says.
Craggs, who enjoys sports, travel and culture, also has a clear notion of
what he enjoys about HR. "Creating solutions so that people are free to be
their best, know how they fit into the business plan, and how they can have an
impact. Making a company a fun and unique place to work is also great," he
2001 Chief people officer, Egg
1999 Vice-president HR, Sony Pictures Europe
1997 Vice-president international HR Sony Pictures, TV division
1994 Director international HR, The Walt Disney Company
1987 International consultant, Watson Wyatt
1985 International HR specialist, Wall Street Journal
On the move
Sarah Hogg has joined recruitment
consultancy The Buzz as an HR consultant. She joins from Phee Farrer Jones
where she was responsible for recruiting journalists and sub-editors. Hogg will
work across a range of industries from retail to petrochemicals, on all levels
of HR roles. In the past she has worked for the BBC and is CIPD qualified.
The Commission for Racial Equality
has appointed Daniel Silverstone as chief executive. Silverstone was seconded
to the CRE from London Boroughs Grants in April with a remit to help the
organisation deliver its Race Relations Amendment Act obligations. He will
introduce systems that will help the organisation advise the public sector and
fulfil public expectations.
The Suffolk Health Authority has
appointed Margaret Parry as an HR specialist. Parry will advise the authority,
based in Ipswich, on operational human resources policy and the day-to-day
working of the department. Prior to joining the health authority, she worked as
an HR adviser to AXA Insurance, also based in Ipswich.