Neil MacIntosh has been appointed group HR director for Dairy Crest. He will
report directly to group chief executive John Houliston.
Dairy Crest is the UK’s largest dairy food company with around 9,000 staff
and 21 manufacturing sites. MacIntosh will be responsible for all aspects of HR
for the group.
He says, "My key focus will be developing the skills and qualities of
the Dairy Crest team and helping the company achieve its objectives and fulfil
its outstanding potential."
MacIntosh, who was previously head of HR at Pfizer, has a Masters degree in
industrial relations and is currently completing an MBA.
His responsibilities include the operational and strategic management of HR
as a business partner to the line. Projects include integrating the dairy and
cheese businesses of Unigate, organisational and personal development, and
MacIntosh has high hopes for his new role, and aims to "establish HR as
a business partner which has demonstrated the capability to help the business
to achieve its objectives and potential, a function that makes a
This year has been an exciting one for MacIntosh. "It has brought a
hat-trick of life events – marriage, relocation and a new job – each with a new
set of challenges and opportunities," he says.
2001 Group HR director, Dairy Crest
1999 Head of HR, Pfizer
1996 Director of personnel, Napier University, Edinburgh
On the move
Dundas & Wilson, part of Andersen Legal, has appointed John McLeish to the newly created strategic role of HR
director for Scotland. McLeish joins from Lloyds TSB, Scotland, where he was
head of human resources. He will shortly be returning from Harvard Business
School, where he is completing a strategic human resources management
programme, which he believes will further enhance the skills he brings to the
shared HR function at Andersen Legal and Dundas & Wilson.
l After more than eight years as head of London Underground’s HR
directorate, Ann Burfutt has decided to leave the company to develop a new
career. Burfutt had planned to leave earlier this year on completion of the
public-private partnership. But she agreed to stay to finalise the handover and
will leave at the end of this month.
l Nigel Cook has been appointed group HR director for home improvements firm
Anglian Group. He will be lead an HR team of 20 covering manufacturing and
retail divisions employing 7,000 people. Before joining Anglian, he was UK HR
director for car parts maker Collins & Aikman Inc.