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• Nick Kelly has joined consultancy group Performance Dynamics. The company specialises in providing internal consultancy skills to in-house HR professionals who manage outsourced contracts. Kelly was previously a Price Waterhouse consultant. He was HR director of BZW (now Barclays Capital) and held the same position at insurance broker Sedgwick, now part of Marsh.

• Roger Minton is joining publishing company Blackwell Science on 3 July to take up the newly created role of head of HR, based at the Oxford headquarters. Minton leaves House of Fraser, where he was HR development manager.

• Pharmaceuticals company Wyeth UK has appointed Pauline Garratt as HR director. Garratt joined Wyeth in 1998 as HR manager at its manufacturing centre in Hampshire. He takes over as HR director from Paul Davies who is moving to the US to become Wyeth’s assistant vice-president of HR for global nutritionals and vaccines.

• Carmen Burton is moving to the Norton Practice as HR executive manager. She moves from financial services company Winterthur International where she has spent the past two-and-a-half years as HR manager.

• Business school Ashridge has appointed professor Leslie Hannah as chief executive. Professor Hannah takes up his role on 1 September. He is currently dean of City University Business School and is co-founder and non-executive director of independent economic consultancy London Economics.

• Nicole Hunt has joined Internet consultancy Proteus as HR manager to coordinate the company’s growth and internal structure. She joins from IBM Global Services, Australia, where she was responsible for resource deployment and personnel development. Before this Hunt was resource coordinator and account manager at Andersen Consulting.

• Iain Small has been appointed divisional manager of equationHR, which is part of the finance, insurance and telecoms specialist Highams Systems Services Group. Small has worked for six years in recruitment and the development of outsourced recruitment solutions in financial services and commerce.

• Scottish Equitable has recruited Anna Hart as HR adviser at its Edinburgh head office. She moves from British Gas Services.

• Denise Gilvear has joined HR consultancy Aspey Associates as training and development director. She joins from Leading Light Marketing where she oversaw the creation of its research facility.

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