L’Oreal’s new HR director Nikki Rolfe has had plenty of time to indulge her
love of photography as she is something of a part-time explorer.

She loves to travel and her most recent trip followed in the footsteps of
Ghengis Khan – a fascinating trip between Pakistan and China via Kazakhstan.

She joins the company from Whitbread and is hoping to have a positive impact
on the firm’s people and the business itself.

Joining L’Oreal is a dream move for Rolfe, as not only does she get to work
in a fast-paced and flexible environment, she also gets to see some of her
favourite cosmetic brands first hand.

"I was delighted to discover the company produces some of my favourite
brands. More and more I’ve become a big fan of the anti-wrinkle creams!"
she says.

With a degree in biochemistry and a graduate of the old Institute of
Personnel Management, Rolfe is excited about taking up the new role.

"I love the international dimension and the dynamic verbal culture of
the company, both of which are new to me. The fast-paced culture here allows a
great deal of flexibility," she says.

One of her main duties will be to encourage diversity through the
international career development programme and graduate recruitment scheme.

She will even be able to toast the success in her new job, as she is also a
keen winemaker.


2001 HR director, L’Oreal (UK)

1999 HR director, Whitbread

1998 Senior manager, training and development, J Sainsbury

1992 Total quality and business improvement manager, Savacentre

On the move

Paul Croft is the new head of Mitel
Networks’ Training Academy. He will be responsible for building a learning and
development infrastructure that ensures the technical competency of its staff.
Prior to taking up this post, he played a central role in setting up the
company’s leadership programme. Prior to that he was European training manager
for Delco Electronics. The academy will work in partnership with employees to
help satisfy career aspirations as well as providing the opportunity to develop

Doug Taylor joins logistics
specialists Tibbett & Britten as director of operations. His brief is to
manage and co-ordinate operations in France, Iberia, Benelux and Germany.
Taylor has previously worked as a director for Hays Group and Christian
Salvesen. The Tibbett & Britten Group employs 33,000 people in 33 countries
and has revenues of over £1.5bn.

William M Mercer has added Fred
Marchlewski to its UK executive team as head of HR consulting. He joins from
Towers Perrin, where he was head of people, performance and solutions. His new
role will focus primarily on developing and expanding the HR consultancy.

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