Tracey Marshall has been promoted to the position of global head of HR at reinsurance intermediary Benfield Group and hopes to drive forward with a strong training agenda.
The newly created role is a fitting one for her as she has travelled extensively – spending eight months travelling prior to joining Benfield.
She says: “We all live and work in a rapidly evolving world but as a responsible, entrepreneurial business, we have a duty to ensure every team member has the opportunity to develop and grow within our organisation.”
Despite her financial background, Marshall has always had an interest in people matters – she worked in a children’s home in Brazil during her travels – and has been team leader of HR as part of her operations remit.
The new global HR position will involve her in communicating the training opportunities available within the group.
“I will also have a duty to ensure that the values we hold dear as a business are consistently and fairly interpreted and applied in all areas of our people management, from recruitment and selection through to reward and benefits,” says Marshall.
She is relishing the challenge of balancing the needs of the business with those of the employees and believes HR can have a direct impact on efficiency and productivity.
“HR can directly help the bottom line by getting the right people in the right roles. I want to look back in a year’s time and see that our team has played a key role in improving the value of our business, by helping our people maximise their potential,” adds Marshall.