• Alison Muir has been appointed HR manager at Chardon Group after spending seven years with De Vere Hotels. Muir’s responsibilities will include the development of HR policies and procedures for the group. She will also head up Chardon Training Academy with the group’s training and development manager to provide training in hotel and restaurant openings and management training.

• Annette Williams, the former HR director for Citigroup in London, has won a prestigious award of merit for her achievements in an evening MBA she completed this year. Williams won the Lyndall F Urwick Cup after competing with other finalists against a panel of judges, who fired questions at them about the business world. After graduating in May, she became HR director for SSB Citi Asset Management in New York. Williams began her HR career at PricewaterhouseCoopers and later worked for Kleinwort Benson. She joined Citicorp in 1993 and has served in various HR management positions. In 1996 she joined Citibank’s global asset management division and within the year advanced from a regional HR management position to a global role.

• Jeannie Edwards, head of HR at Leeds-based multi-disciplinary consultancy Carl Bro Group, has become the first non-engineer and the first woman to be elected to the Association of Consulting Engineers (ACE) ruling council. Edwards, an expert on employment law, will take to ACE council a wide experience of personnel, training and health and safety issues developed through working with Carl Bro’s 450 UK staff over the past five years. She takes her place on the 21-strong committee at its next meeting on 26 September 2001.

• Jan Elding has been appointed HR consultant at the Paige consulting group. She was previously HR director at Gregory Distribution in North Devon. Elding will be responsible for developing the HR consultancy side of the business and has 15 years of experience in the HR field in both private and public sectors.

• Anthony Ball has joined Sun Microsystems in Bagshot as graduate recruitment manager. He was previously graduate recruitment manager at Compaq. His role at Sun is to build a process and infrastructure that will allow the company to double its graduate intake.

• Law firm Bond Pearce has appointed Ken Allison as head of HR consultancy. Allison will develop the firm’s HR training and consultancy services and has extensive experience in performance management, recruitment, HR support and management training.

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