…on the move

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.

Top
job

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 directors and senior managers
in a broad range of businesses.

Gillespie
said, "I will be overseeing the successful integration of the new
businesses into NCP, which was the main reason for my appointment. NCP is
famous for off-road parking but we have been looking to expand into on-street
parking in the past few years. I am looking forward to overseeing the
implementation of the recommendations I made when I was advising the
company."

Personal
profile

Jane
Teasdale-King joined Stepstone last October from Adecco UK where she had
overall responsibility for HR and training. Previous experience in HR has been
gained from a variety of organisations including financial services and IT. As
HR director responsible for UK and Ireland Stepstone her responsibilities will include
training and development, resourcing and selection, compensation and benefits
and employee relations.

What
is the most important lesson you have learned in your career?

An
ability to communicate at all levels.

 If your house was on fire and you could save
one object, what would it be?

The
filing cabinet with all the insurance policies in it.

 If you had three wishes to change your
company, what would they be?

The
market’s perception of our ability to be profitable since we started. To seek,
retain and develop key personnel is always a key issue for every company. Resist
the temptation to become more bureaucratic.

What
is the best thing about working in HR?

Every
day is different and unpredictable.

What
is the worst?

Same
as above.

If
you could adopt the management style of an historical character, whose would
you adopt and why?

The
Cadbury family who established Cadbury’s in Bournville, as they managed a very
successful business but invested in the employee community by building houses
and never lost sight of the business or the community.

How
do you get to work?

Drive.

What
would you do if you had more spare time?

Enjoy
more time with my family ñ I have a daughter of 16 months.

If
you were to write a book, what  would
you choose to write about?

Child
psychology. I am fascinated why children develop in a particular way.

CV

Oct
2000 to present HR director UK and Ireland, StepStone
1994-1995 HR director Adecco/ Adie Alfred Marks
1990-1994 HR manager Nationwide Building Society
1988-1990 Personnel manager Synapse Computer Services

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