Fiona Dowswell is the new human resources manager at Kent’s Leeds Castle. She moved from her position as group training manger at Marston Hotels. In her new job Dowswell will be responsible for the training and development of the castle’s 300 staff.
Judith Rather has been appointed chief executive of small firm business support service, London Business Link. She is currently director of London’s Tec Council. She will take up her new role when the business starts next April.
Chris Scott is to take over the human resources director post at commercial radio company GWR Group. He has been with the group 16 years, most recently as customer service director. In his new job, Scott will be responsible for developing a strategic direction for the HR function across the United Kingdom.
Phil Badley has been appointed assistant chief executive of Stockport Council’s human resources department. Badley, who starts next year, is currently assistant director of personnel at Daren Borough Council. He has been working within personnel in local government for more than 20 years and has had roles within Wrekin Council, South Staffordshire District Council and Portsmouth County Council. Badley will be in charge of all personnel services for Stockport Council.
Pam Winskill has been appointed HR manager at accountancy and business adviser BDO Stoy Hayward. Winskill, who starts her new role next month, moves from her position as nation HR manager at Grant Thornton. She will be responsible for the services to the company’s staff in the southeast division.
Dr Ian Peters has been appointed director of external affairs and marketing for the Engineering Employers’ Federation (EEF). Peters, who starts his new role next year, is currently deputy director-general of the British Chambers of Commerce. Previous positions include deputy director-general of the British Chambers of Commerce. His role will include boosting the EEF’s efforts to raise the profile of engineering and manufacturing.
Ben Taylor (left) and Dorin Arion have joined education and research organisation Roffey Park as development tutors. Taylor joins from health and social care trainer Salomons, where he was unit personnel officer. Arion was deputy director of Romanian management development centre CDM. Both of their job descriptions involve residential development programmes and in-company development.