Groupama appoints new HR director

Insurance firm Groupama has appointed ING bank HR chief Paul Cann as HR director.

Cann starts today (Wednesday) at Groupama’s headquarters in the City of London, leading an HR team of 15.

A graduate from the London School of Economics, Cann joins Groupama from the wholesale banking division of ING, where he was head of HR operations.

Groupama has recently launched a variety of initiatives to attract and develop talented workers, along with a series of projects to improve employee wellbeing.

Corporate services director Paul Picknett, who Cann will report to, said: “Paul brings to Groupama a valuable combination of HR expertise and practical experience of dynamic change within the UK’s finance sector.

“The continuing development of our people and our investment in talent and building a great place to work will continue, and it will be Paul’s challenge to add to the real progress that we have achieved over the past few years.”

Cann succeeds Caroline Alexander, who left Groupama earlier this year for family reasons.

Cann said: “I have been really impressed by what I have seen and heard about Groupama.

“It is a business that is clearly going places and one that genuinely cares about its people. It is also a company that moves quickly and responds well to change.

“I am looking forward to joining the team and helping them build for what I fully expect to be an exciting future.”

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