This week’s people news

Mark Davies

Has been appointed international human resources manager for Dow Jones
Newswires for Europe, Middle East and Africa. Based in London, he will have
responsibility for more than 500 employees throughout the region. He joins Dow
Jones Newswires from petrochemical distributor Vopak, where he was human
resources manager for the UK and Ireland.

Roger Leek

Has been named group human resources director by ICL. Leek previously had
his own consultancy business and has worked for Gartner, BNFL, Volvo and Thorn
EMI. Headquartered in London, ICL employs more than 19,200 people in 40
countries and is the European IT services arm of the Fujitsu Group.

Patricia Welch

Has been named vice-president, operations for the Americas for Cendant
International Assignment Services. In her new role, Welch will oversee
international assignment teams based in the US at Danbury, Connecticut, and
Mission Viejo, California. With 20 years in service at Cendant, she has held a
variety of positions in operations, client services and account management.

Geoffrey Wood

Has been appointed professor of comparative human resource management at
Middlesex University, UK, where his role will include building links with
institutions around the world. His current research projects include trade
union surveys in South Africa and HR development in the shipping and textile

Nick Starritt

Former group vice-president of human resources at BP, has joined HR resource
and payroll outsourcing specialist RebusHR as a non-executive director. He
serves on the advisory board of Exult and also advises Sirota, a US-based
employee attitudes research company, on business development.

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