• Black and Decker has appointed Clare Roberts as HR director of its power
tool manufacturing plant at Spennnymoor, County Durham. Roberts was personnel
and development manager at the plant between 1993 and 1996, and has since spent
three years as HR manager at Express Dairies in Middlesbrough.
• PC manufacturer Gateway has appointed Don Hamill as vice-president of HR
for Europe, Middle East and Africa. Hamill joined Gateway in March 1999 as
acting HR director for global manufacturing. Hamill was vice-president of HR
for Cole-Haan, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nike, and has also run his own
• Rosalind Bergemann has been appointed head of group rewards and benefits
for the Thomas Cook Group, based at its head office in Peterborough. She moves
from NMG Consultants and Actuaries where she was head of international
remuneration and HR strategies for two-and-a-half years. Before that she spent
five years between South Africa, the US and Australia as director of
international HR consulting for Health Care Services Management.
• Peter Buckle has been promoted to group personnel manager for private
healthcare group Westminster Health Care, with responsibility for 11,000 staff.
He was previously HR adviser. He has also worked for PPP Healthcare and Lloyd’s
• Other IT-related appointments: Leeds United Football Club has brought in
Anne Wright (right) to set up and run its IT training division as part of the
club’s commercial activities, and Julie Deadman has taken up the role of HR
manager for IT company Xinetica, based in Cheshire.
Based at Leeds’ Elland Road football ground, Wright and her team will be
providing IT training for companies around the Yorkshire region. Already signed
up are Leeds and Holbeck Building Society, Planet Online and Cable and
Wireless. Wright previously ran her own information technology training company
based in Teeside. Deadman was previously HR and development manager at NatWest
• JMC Holidays has recruited Nick Oliver as training development manager
with the task of reviewing and improving current training provision at the
travel agent. He moves from Viking Direct where he was branch trainer in
• Anthony Williams has joined consultancy firm Watson Wyatt as a senior
consultant in the human capital group. Formerly a partner at the Hay Group, he
has 25 years of HR experience including top positions at BOC Gasses and the
World Bank in Washington DC.