The National Lotteries
Charities Board has appointed David Fielding as its director of personnel.
Fielding was previously HR director at Phoenix House, a provider of drug and
alcohol rehabilitation services and will take up his position on 5 March. He began
his career in the early 1980s in the leisure and recreation industry, where he
managed various leisure centres for Westminster City Council and Civic Leisure.
Since then he has worked in senior personnel jobs at Hammersmith, Fulham and
Hackney councils. He has an MSc in HR development from South Bank University.
Rosemary Green is
the new HR service leader for the UK and Ireland at the Dow Chemical Company.
Green will provide HR advice
and leadership, working closely with the UK management team and site leaders.
She will also assume responsibility for leading and implementing a global
recruitment scheme which will aim to boost diversity in the company’s workforce
and is connected to the its overall workforce plan for the UK and Ireland. A corporate
member of the CIPD, Green started her HR career in Eurobond sales and trading
in London, followed by managerial positions in higher education, local
government and the police force.
Lyndon Hoare has been appointed HR director of the workspace management
specialist Mapeley. Previously, Hoare spent eight years as director of
personnel at London Business School before moving to The Economist to become
project manager in its HR department.
Paul Neville has
joined recruitment consultancy Angela Mortimer as director of people
In his new role, Neville will
be responsible for internal recruitment and training activity for the group.
This position involves managing
activities focused primarily on recruiting, training and developing staff.
Neville will be based at the company’s offices in the City of London, working
with group managing director John Mortimer.
Neville joins from Unilever,
where he held positions in UK Graduate Recruitment and as head of management
development for the Unilever subsidiary, Van den Bergh Foods.
His achievements in the field
of personnel include introducing a performance management framework while at
Van den Bergh foods.
Neville said: "Angela
Mortimer has an ambitious growth plan and my role will be to develop staff in
line with this plan.
He added: "I intend to
look at the role in a completely different, more business-focused way.
"The biggest risk I ever
took was back at Unilever, when I opted to break with tradition in the way I
ran the staff development programme."
Jenny Wright is the new
training director at the corporate catering specialist Aramark. She has
previously worked as a training consultant, as a training adviser for the
distribution industry and has been training manager with John Lewis.
What is the most important
lesson you have learnt in your career?
Work with people, not against
What is the strangest
situation you have had to deal with at work?
I interviewed someone once who
told me if I did not give her the job, she would put a curse on me. She did not
get the job and I am still here.
If your house was on fire
and you could save one object, what would it be?
My diary – I could not live
without it. Everything I need to do or remember is in there.
What is the best thing about
working in HR?
Working across all lines of
business with my operational managers.
What is the worst?
Not enough hours in the day.
You have stumbled upon a
time machine hidden in the vaults of your company building. What time period would you visit?
Elizabethan – to have been
travelling and discovering new places. I guess I would have to have been a man
If you could adopt the management
style of a historical character, whose would you adopt?
Ghandi, an agent of change with
a superb insight into human nature.
What would you do if you had
more spare time?
Travel. It is my passion,
especially the Far East and India. I like the people and the culture.
If you were to write a book,
which subject would you choose to write about?
DIY for women. A guide to
putting up a curtain rail, reprogramming the central heating boiler and using a
power drill – all of which are the most frustrating of tasks.
What is your greatest
I am extremely well organised.
What is your
least appealing characteristic?
Being extremely well organised,
other people find it a bit too much.