Richard Neville will join Drax Power as head of HR on 5 May. He will support the executive team, lead HR strategy and manage the HR team, focusing on the three key strategic areas of recruitment, reward and employee relations. Neville was previously with Yorkshire Water, where he was head of employee relations and reward.
The BBC has appointed Lucy Adams as director of BBC People, the corporation’s HR division. She will join the BBC on 1 June 2009, succeeding Stephen Kelly. Adams is currently HR director at law firm Eversheds. She will be responsible for the full range of HR functions including training and development, resourcing, employee relations, reward, safety, organisation design and change management. She will lead a team of 475 HR, training and safety professionals.