Going global

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Scott A Crum

Has been appointed director of
corporate HR at ITT Industries. In his new role, Crum will spearhead HR
strategy and policy for ITT, a global multi-industry company with more than
35,000 employees, half of whom are based outside the US. Crum previously worked
at Motorola. He replaces Jim Fowler, who is retiring at the end of the year.

Barbara Gaffney

Has joined US-based Tektronix as vice-president of HR. She has worked in a
variety of HR management roles, including two different start-up companies.
Tektronix, headquartered in Beaverton, Oregon, US is a test, measurement and
monitoring company providing measurement solutions to the communications,
computer and semiconductor industries worldwide.

Cheryl Hannon

Has been appointed vice-president of HR at US-based iManage, a leading
provider of collaborative content management software for global enterprises.
With more than 20 years of domestic and international HR experience, Hannon
will focus on maintaining a high level of performance across the iManage
workforce. iManage is headquartered in Foster City, California, US.

Peter Lunn

Is the new head of HR at BNFL Environmental Services, the business group
engaged in decommissioning and remediation. In his new role he will have
responsibility for all aspects of the HR function in the UK and across
continental Europe. BNFL employs more than 1,200 staff and Lunn has also been
charged with refining and developing HR policy, as well as delivering
improvements in flexible working.

Ursula Rhode

Has been promoted to vice-president of global services at US-based Lexington
Services, part of MyTravel Group. Rhode previously held the position of
vice-president member services, which she has held since 2001. Lexington
Services is the largest provider of reservations and centrally hosted
technology services to hotels in North America and second largest in the world.
Servicing nearly 4,000 hotels, it encompasses 28 brands in 81 countries

Karen Sutherland

Is currently HR manager with Conoco UK, will transfer to Houston, Texas to
become manager, Global Leadership Development of ConocoPhillips. The two major oil
and gas companies, Conoco and Phillips Petroleum Company have just completed
their merger. Sutherland will be replaced by Rosie Mackenzie.

Clive Grundy

Is HR director of Compass Group, and has been appointed to the board as an
executive director. Grundy joined Compass in 1985 initially as HR director for
the UK division, and subsequently held senior positions in operations and other
functions. He took on group-wide responsibility for HR as a member of the
executive management team in 1996.

"While we have been working to many strategic objectives
and initiatives and have seen success, we are aware our work is not complete.
We work not as the HR function carrying out these things, but our approach is
to empower all of our managers. HR activity runs right across the whole company.

"Compass has more than 360,000 employees across several
countries with pretty much every type of person you could come across, and our
approach is to look after these people in the best way we can. Our employees
are central to the way we run our business, to try and make us an employer of

Compass is the world’s largest food-service company with annual
foodservice revenues in excess of £10bn.

Mark J Williams

Has joined DRSTechnologies as senior
vice-president of HR at its Parsippany, New Jersey, US headquarters. Williams
will focus on organisational and leadership development, as well as strategic
HR initiatives. DRS Technologies provides products and services to government
and commercial customers worldwide.

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