The British Museum has appointed Dawn Austwick OBE (pictured) as director of
HR. Previously, she was project manager for the Tate Modern and since its
opening in 2000 she has advised on a range of government initiatives. She has
led reviews of both English Heritage and the National Gallery. In her new
position, she will be responsible for several functions including HR and will
have an annual budget of £25m.
Nigel Paine is the new head of training and development at the BBC. In this
role, he will be responsible for training the entire workforce of 23,000 staff.
He will also spearhead an operation to provide the majority of learning used by
the UK broadcasting sector. Paine has experience of adult learning having
previously worked for companies including Cisco and ICL. Past positions include
stints as chief executive of the Scottish Council for Educational Technology
and chief executive of Technology Colleges Trust in London.
Dr James McCalman is the new director of MBA programmes at Ashridge
Management College. He has previously run executive and part-time MBA
programmes at Glasgow and Strathclyde and is co-author of Change Management: A
Guide to Effective Implementation. McCalman’s priorities will be to help the
organisation obtain degree- awarding powers as well as developing the MBA,
which targets a senior audience.