Investment boutique Future Capital Partners (FCP) has appointed Kirsty Saxby (pictured) as its new HR director. Saxby will work alongside senior management to ensure FCP’s growth is managed smoothly and sustainably, reporting to newly appointed chief operating officer Trevor Castledine. She joins from Lloyds TSB, where she has worked in HR since September 1999, most recently as a senior HR business partner, responsible for HR strategy and processes in the savings, investment and protection department.
Clare Hayler has appointed HR manager at DC Leisure. Hayler joins the company from car rental firm Avis, where she spent six years. DC Leisure has outsourced its HR function, but Hayler has been appointed to the company’s first full-time internal HR position at group manager level, and will be working to ensure that internal policies and consistent and robust.
Visitor attraction operator Merlin Entertainments has appointed Tea Colaianni as its group HR director. Colaianni joins from the Hilton Hotels Corporation, where she was president of HR, Europe, responsible for the HR function for more than 20,000 employees.
Sarah Steele has joined The Chester Grosvenor and Spa as HR manager. Steele joins the five-star hotel from the Phones4U Direct call centre in Stoke-on-Trent, where she was an HR adviser. She will be responsible for the HR needs of more than 150 staff.
Carolyn Oliver-Hall has been appointed head of HR for the newly merged South Essex College. She will be responsible for a workforce of approximately 1,500. Oliver-Hall has 25 years’ HR and organisational development experience, having previously worked as an interim in the public and not-for-profit sectors. She is new to the education sector.
KPMG has appointed Michelle Quest UK head of people, to lead the UK firm’s people strategy and policy development. She takes over in the UK from Rachel Campbell, who was recently appointed KPMG’s global head of people. Quest joined KPMG from Robson Rhodes in 1997 and became an M&A tax partner in the firm’s Tax and People Services practice in 2003.
Andrew Harley has joined Ladbrokes as group HR director. He joins from Lloyds Banking Group, where he was HR director for UK Retail Banking, and latterly an independent consultant to the group. Harley’s new role is Europe-wide, and will focus on the recruitment and retention of key talent.