Angie Risley promoted to director at Whitbread

Come rain or shine, Angie Risley can be found on the touchline cheering on
her two young sons. But while they enjoy football, rugby and tennis, she
prefers to go to the gym.

Leisure has a big part to play in her work life, too. Currently HR director for
Whitbread Restaurants, Risley, will step up as group HR director for Whitbread
next month.

Her new position at Whitbread is not her only appointment this year. Four
months ago, Risley became the new chairwoman for the British Hospitality
Association Employment Committee which focuses on employment issues in the

In her new role at Whitbread she will look to improve leadership capability
and will oversee the introduction of a new learning strategy.

Her goal is for Whitbread to be the employer of choice in the sector.
"I am delighted to be taking on this role at a time when Whitbread is
entering a new and exciting phase of its development," she says.

A bookworm in her spare time, Risley will read anything from Harry Potter to
business books. But if ever she were to put pen to paper, it would be a


2000- HR director, Whitbread restaurants division
1998 group organisation and development director, Whitbread
1990-1998 HR director, Whitbread Hotel Co
1984-1990 HR director, Pizza Hut

on the move…

Richard Lee, formerly with Shell Services International, has joined IT
consultancy and trainer QA as director of human resources.  He will be based at the London office.

Silicon Media Group, a news website for IT and E-business professionals, has
recruited Ariane Baty as group human resources manager. Baty will work across
the company’s UK, French and German operations, with responsibility for all
aspects of HR including recruitment strategy and career development.

She joins the company from Vivendi Water. Baty has pan-European HR
experience and is fluent in French and German. Previous experience includes
posts at Adecco in Paris and Kraft Jacobs Suchard in France.

Gina Raymond has been appointed HR consultant for Manchester-based
recruitment consultancy Ruth Halliday Associates. She previously worked for
IT/telecoms firm InterVoice-Brite, as an HR manager in a role that included
resourcing, employee relations and employee developments. Raymond has five
years’ experience in HR and is CIPD qualified.

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