Aly Shariff has been appointed HR manager at David Lloyd Leisure, where he will be responsible for compensation and benefits and the HR infrastructure serving the company’s 3,500 employees. Shariff previously worked for Singapore Airlines as personnel and administration manager, a post he held for six years.
Rob Goward has joined William M Mercer as a senior consultant based in Glasgow. He was formerly global HR director for a division of Smith and Nephew and before that was vice-president of the Seagram Corporation for HR strategy, policy and operations including organisational and cultural change programmes. At Mercer he will be managing HR and benefit programmes for a portfolio of global clients.
Julie Smith, formerly HR officer at Vantrunk Engineering in Runcorn, has been appointed HR adviser at Warrington NHS Trust. She forms part of the six-strong HR department, which oversees personnel issues within the trust’s 2,300 employees, and her new post will require her to support managers and employees during disciplinaries. Smith aims to ensure HR procedures within the hospital continue to be in line with changes in the law, such as the human rights act.
Glen Cook has been appointed HR manager at car steering manufacturers Delphi Saginaw Systems in Southampton Docks. Cook aims to focus on new teamwork initiatives for the 150 employees he is responsible for. He previously worked as an HR officer on other Delphi Sites.
Sally Storey has been appointed president of the Association of Healthcare Human Resource Management. The AHHRM represents HR professionals who work within the NHS across the country. Storey has been working in the NHS for 20 years, since she joined North West Thames NHS Trust as a graduate HR trainee. She has spent the past four years as HR manager at Bournewood Community and Mental Health Services NHS Trust. Storey hopes to use her year as president to promote the views of HR professionals across the NHS. She also hopes to work with other NHS organisations such as SHRINE – the NHS strategic human resource network – and the NHS confederation to find practical ways of making the NHS plan a success. And she would like to support the needs of junior HR managers within the NHS, who she claims will be directly responsible for delivering the HR content of the NHS plan. She took over from the previous AHHRM president Karen Bell at the association’s annual conference in Dublin last month.