Share scheme expert Antony Betts has moved to Arthur Andersen in Leeds, becoming a partner in the human capital team. He was previously a partner in the Leeds office of Garretts, Andersen Legal's English firm. Betts spent five years with Garretts, becoming a partner in 1999 and advising public and private companies on human capital issues, particularly paying people in shares. He has experience of advising on the corporate tax aspects of share sales and purchases and institutional management buy-outs.
Steve Bevan is the new European HR director for Internet services company PeoplePC. Reporting to general manager for Europe, Marion King, Bevan will be responsible for strategic and operational HR matters. Before working for PeoplePC, Bevan worked for two years as the HR director for the management consultant arm of Fujitsu. Prior to this, from 1994 to 1998 he was the HR manager for the telecoms and utilities practice of Pricewaterhouse-Coopers. His first HR post was with the NHS at Central Middlesex Hospital from 1983 until 1986. In 1983 he earned a postgraduate diploma in HR from the Kingston School of Business and in 1997 became a Fellow of the CIPD.
Garry Appleton is the new corporate services director at Alexander Forbes financial services. Appleton will be responsible for compliance, HR and office services and will work at Forbes' Croydon and Southampton offices. He was previously compliance officer and training and competence officer at the Southampton office and prior to this spent 17 years with Aon.
Chris Gillespie has joined the board of National Car Parks (NCP) as its new HR director.
Gillespie was previously HR manager at the drinks retailer Boddingtons, after which he advised NCP as a management consultant.
He will assist with the integration of the newly acquired business Langdale Systems, Park and Ride and The Project Centre, which will benefit NCP's plans for growth and increased profits.
In his new role, Gillespie will develop and implement HR policies in line with NCP's growth strategy for its car park business and in its business partnerships.
He joins from North West based management consultancy Collinson Grant and brings knowledge and experience gained from working with direc