Jim Hare has been appointed HR director of pensions and life assurance specialist Winterthur Life. Hare’s goal in the post is to create a culture of open communications across the company. He will work closely with Winterthur CEO and chairman John Finnan to develop a new HR strategy to support new business initiatives.
Hare worked in a variety of HR management roles for Honeywell Control Systems covering the UK and Northern Europe. Before that he worked in Scotland as a training officer for Denholm Ship Management.
Mark Browning has been appointed executive development manager at transport services organisation Arriva, where he will ensure the group’s management is equipped with the necessary skills for the group to achieve its strategic objectives.
Browning previously worked in Arriva’s London operations as manager of the Tottenham and Clapham bus depots, responsible for more than 1,000 staff.
He will assist in the development of the group’s executive management throughout all divisions, including bus and rail operations in the UK and Europe and its motor network operations in the UK. Browning will also help identify and develop management talent in Arriva.
Lea Toal has been appointed head of professional resourcing at UK law firm Pinsent Curtis, to coordinate and manage its legal and senior executive recruitment.
Toal joins from KPMG’s executive search and selection division, where she was responsible for national legal recruitment. She will be the firm’s main interface with external recruitment advisers and will work closely with national managing partner David Ryan on strategic recruitment projects.
Toal will work alongside HR director Kate Parr on streamlining the firm’s recruitment and raising awareness externally of opportunities within Pinsent Curtis.
Paul Harborne has joined the Imhotep Consultancy, the specialist change management advisers to the insurance and financial services industry. At Imhotep he will apply academic research into the convergence of new technology and product development
He was formerly at BT, where he was instrumental in the implementing a number of strategic change initiatives, including the company’s Y2K programme.
Russell Goodenough has been appointed HR director with process and control systems specialist ABB Automation. Goodenough joined in late October from Allied Signal/Honeywell International in Ireland, where he was European HR director.