Marks & Spencer has announced that Jean Tomlin will be its next HR
director, taking control from 17 March. Tomlin will report directly to chief
executive Roger Holmes and will sit on the group operating committee. She joins
from Corporate Services Group where she was HR and development director. Prior
to this, she was the HR director at Egg, and has also held HR and sales roles
at Ford and Prudential.
Imelda Walsh, The HR director at Sainsbury’s, has been appointed to the
company’s board of directors. Walsh has been with the supermarket giant since
2001, and was previously the HR director for retail financial services at
Barclays Bank. Walsh has an MA in industrial relations and personnel management
from the London School of Economics.
Sarah Anderson CBE has been appointed non-executive director of the
Government’s new Jobcentre Plus. Set up in April 2002, the body brings together
the employment and benefits agencies. Anderson is also the CEO of specialist
catering firm The Mayday Group. In addition to her new role at Jobcentre Plus,
she is also a member of the CBI Employment Policy Committee and the Small
DAS, the legal expenses insurance company, has hired Karen Slaney as HR
manager. She has been the assistant manager for the past three years and has a
wealth of legal expertise. The firm employs about 500 staff based at offices
around the UK.