Richard Greenhill has been appointed European partner with consultancy William M Mercer. A Companion of the CIPD, Greenhill joins from Bacon & Woodrow where he was a partner in its Total Reward Practice. Greenhill will advise companies on planning and implementing pay and benefits packages. He has written three books on performance-related pay and is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers, a Fellow of the Institute of Directors and a member of the Institute of Management.
Automotive logistics company Walon has appointed Emma Linegar as its training and development officer. Ripon-born Linegar joins from Great Mills Retail, where her previous role was management training officer, looking after graduates and management trainees. In her new position Linegar will look at the training needs across the company and develop a training plan for the year. She will run the company’s training resource centre, which will allow staff access to the latest training and management techniques. Linegar said, “I see my role as making training more proactive than in the past - it is still early days but the company has a lot of potential.”
Bob Mayho has been appointed assistant director for policy and communications at the Employers Organisation for Local Government. He joins from the Local Government Association, where he was head of policy.
Contract hire and fleet lease specialist Fleetlease has appointed Neil Hayward as personnel and training manager.
Hayward lives in the New Forest and has more than five years’ experience in HR, spending the past four years as personnel manager (Scotland and Ireland) for the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, based in Southampton.
He will be directly responsible for Fleetlease staff training, recruitment and the development of HR strategy.
He said, “One of the main challenges I faced with the Coastguard was having to close four stations, which raised issues such as retirement, redundancy and voluntary redundancy. In my new role I will be looking at staff taking responsibility for the own training and implementing personal development plans.
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