Social investment and regeneration group Prime Focus has appointed Maxine
Espley as head of its training and employment division Focus Pathways. She
takes up the post after seven years as a senior manager of care and support for
the group. She will head a team of 30 and will be responsible for a strategic
review of each service area. The body provides workplace training and
experience for people with careers looking after adults and in childcare,
construction, public administration and customer services.
House of Fisher, the business apartments operator, has appointed John
Hampson as its new corporate development manager. Hampson was formerly
executive director at Forte Travelodge and led the management team that
developed the brand in the UK.
Richard Brown has been made vice-president of group HR for engineering and
construction firm Aker Kvaerner. Brown has been with the group for six years
and for the past four years he was executive vice-president of HR within a
division of Kvaerner. In his new role, Brown will initially focus on global HR
policy issues. He will also be responsible for HR within Europe and Asia
Pacific, with special attention to employee relations, management development
and organisational issues.
Peter Blackburn is the new training and development manager for Connexions
West of England, the body offering information, advice and guidance. In his new
role he has been charged with developing a training and development strategy,
which will then be used nationally.