Speed freak Lucy Bolton has become the HR director of RSA Security and
celebrated with style – by splashing out on a new TVR sportscar.
She joins the company from Sun Microsystems, where she was an HR manager,
supporting the sales teams in the UK and EMEA region.
RSA helps organisations conduct e-business through a range of authentication
products and web access management solutions. The role of the HR function is
set to grow following Bolton’s appointment.
"HR has a strong remit to build the operational strength of the
business through its people. Key focus areas will be motivation and retention,
organisational development, communication and performance management," she
Bolton, who has a degree in psychology and an MSc in personnel management,
hopes to add value to the business through strong HR policies.
"I want to raise the profile of HR both internally and externally, and
build strong global relationships. HR needs to be proactive and not afraid to
take a few risks," she says.
Bolton believes that good HR should continuously support, advise and
challenge decision makers to ensure the business gets the best from its
"HR needs to be able to ask the awkward questions and have the courage
to recommend creative alternatives to any problems that arise," she says.
During her HR career, Bolton most enjoyed winning board level influence,
which she describes as "hugely rewarding".
2002 HR director, RSA Security
1998 HR manager, Sun Microsystems
1993 HR manager, ScottishPower
1991 Training officer, National Rivers Authority
On the move
Neil Robertson has started work as British Airways’ new director of people.
He moves across from head of people and organisation development, and succeeds
Mervyn Walker who has become the new director of Heathrow. Robertson has been
with the company since 1976 when he joined the people department as a graduate
trainee. He worked across many roles within the department and studied in the
US on the executive management programme at Stanford.
Samantha Ridley is the new personnel and training manager at the Macdonald
Last Drop Hotel in Bolton. In her new role she will oversee a training
programme covering all staff at the organisation. She will also be responsible
for a commitment to excellence programme to improve the level of customer care.
She previously worked at the Gleneagles Hotel in Scotland and has experience of
cruiseship work, including a spell on the QE2.
SAP Software has appointed Lisa Clark as the education and services
director. Prior to the move she was SAP’s HR director and in her new post she
will take responsibility for all aspects of SAP’s education business in the UK
and Ireland. She takes over from Dave Simonds, who moves to the role of
director of education services operations. Adrian Farley will become the new HR
director for the UK and Ireland, taking over from Clark.er, Bolton most enjoyed
winning board level influence, which she describes