Kevin Hogarth on Capital One’s ‘evolution’

Keen walker Kevin Hogarth has joined Capital One bank as the director of
internal resourcing, and reckons the move has come at an ideal time.

"It’s great to be involved in a business as it moves into a new stage
of its development," he says. "I’m most looking forward to helping
the company move into a different phase of its evolution. It’s a very youthful
and energetic business, but it’s starting to develop some maturity."

He joins Capital One from Ernst & Young, where he was responsible for
resourcing strategy in the UK. He has a strong philosophy at work and sees HR
as central to the company’s development.

"I think HR is about creating an environment where people can make the
most of their skills and it can be right at the heart of where the business is
going over the next few years," he says.

His main hobby – which has been drastically interrupted recently because of
foot-and-mouth disease – is walking around the Yorkshire Dales with his wife.

Most of his free time, however, is taken up looking after his 10-year-old

Hogarth is a graduate of the University of York and is CIPD accredited.


2001 Director of international resourcing, Capital One

1999 UK resourcing director, Ernst & Young

1997 HR director for Northern region, Ernst & Young

1996 HR director for general insurance, Abbey National

On the move

The Personnel Effectiveness Centre
has appointed Rebecca Austerfield as account manager. The firm specialises in
effectiveness issues and intervention services, including counselling,
occupational health and training. It also helps firms operate more productively
by providing workplace solutions. She says that hands-on customer service and
developing strong and long-lasting relationships are the aspects she is going
to enjoy most in her new role. Previously, she was with City Healthcare and
then Bupa Wellness. She has eight years’ experience in the healthcare market.

Sasha Butterworth has joined
Bristol-based law firm TLT, as a solicitor with expert knowledge of the
pensions industry. She is joint author of Employers Guide to Stakeholder
Pensions (CBI) and Stakeholder Pensions: A Practical Guide (Tolleys). She joins
from pensions law firm Hammond Suddards.

Stakeholder value consultants Black
Sun has recruited Richard Hammond as head of the employee value solutions
division. Hammond will oversee the development of initiatives to improve
retention, recognition and reward programmes for clients of the firm, including
Abbey National, British Airways and BT Cellnet. Hammond joins from Maritz
Europa, whose clients included Pizza Hut, Whitbread and KFC.

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