Looking after the nation’s collection of film and moving image culture must
class as the dream job for anyone who considers themselves a cinema fan. So
many must envy Jill McLaughlin, who has landed the role of planning and
resources director at the British Film Institute.
"I am thrilled to have been given the responsibility for overseeing the
management of the Bfi’s human resources. This new position creates a great
opportunity for me and my team to develop quality support services," she
says. "As a keen popular cinemagoer I am also looking forward to learning
more about the scope and impact of film."
Before her appointment, McLaughlin enjoyed three months off between jobs and
occupied herself with holidays to Vietnam and Lapland as well as visits to
cultural sites around London. She is now focused on making a positive
difference to HR at the Bfi. "HR can help the Bfi achieve its objectives
by developing a sustainable change programme that results in a customer-focused
organisation," she says.
"I hope people within the organisation view HR as being a team that
helps the Bfi achieve its aims and that the HR team and myself can make a
McLaughlin enjoys helping people perform better and is looking forward to
working in an environment influenced by creativity and the arts. "Whether
this is by improving communications, a new appraisal scheme, a management
development programme or just good listening and advice – HR impacts throughout
an organisation and I enjoy that aspect.
"I’m most looking forward to the completely different environment, the
variety of responsibilities that will require me to use some of my general
2002 director of planning and resources, The British Film
2000 HR/central services director, Adepta Services
1994 Personnel and training director, CSL group
1993 Central services management, Deloitte& Touche
On the move
Conal Scholes is the new human
resources director at TDG European Chemicals. Reporting to managing director
Graeme Rooney, Scholes’ initial focus will be on efficiency, utilisation,
industrial relations, employee involvement practices and performance
management. He will also be responsible for group-wide management development
initiatives at the firm’s training centre in Manchester. Previously he gained
experience at Mitsubishi, Northern Foods, BBC and in the health sector.
FundsHub, which supplies software for
financial service companies, has made Mike Blakemore head of development for a
team of software developers. He joins from lastminute.com where he was head of
development, responsible for creating and managing the software team that
created lastminute.com’s website. He will run the team working on the company’s
internet-based fund distribution platform.
Tony Molloy has been recruited as HR
controller for Stanley Leisure’s betting division. He joins from United
Biscuits where he was HR manager for the supply chain division. He will be
responsible for all HR activity for the 3,000 employees in its UK betting
shops. Molloy, who began his career at Unilever as an industrial relations
officer, was employee relations manager at NFC and a regional personnel manager