…on the move

first_imgSharescheme expert Antony Betts has moved to Arthur Andersen in Leeds, becoming apartner in the human capital team. He was previously a partner in the Leedsoffice of Garretts, Andersen Legal’s English firm. Betts spent five years withGarretts, becoming a partner in 1999 and advising public and private companieson human capital issues, particularly paying people in shares. He hasexperience of advising on the corporate tax aspects of share sales andpurchases and institutional management buy-outs.SteveBevan is the new European HR director for Internet services company PeoplePC.Reporting to general manager for Europe, Marion King, Bevan will be responsiblefor strategic and operational HR matters. Before working for PeoplePC, Bevanworked for two years as the HR director for the management consultant arm ofFujitsu. Prior to this, from 1994 to 1998 he was the HR manager for thetelecoms and utilities practice of Pricewaterhouse-Coopers. His first HR postwas with the NHS at Central Middlesex Hospital from 1983 until 1986. In 1983 heearned a postgraduate diploma in HR from the Kingston School of Business and in1997 became a Fellow of the CIPD.GarryAppleton is the new corporate services director at Alexander Forbes financialservices. Appleton will be responsible for compliance, HR and office servicesand will work at Forbes’ Croydon and Southampton offices. He was previouslycompliance officer and training and competence officer at the Southamptonoffice and prior to this spent 17 years with Aon.TopjobChrisGillespie has joined the board of National Car Parks (NCP) as its new HRdirector.Gillespiewas previously HR manager at the drinks retailer Boddingtons, after which headvised NCP as a management consultant.Hewill assist with the integration of the newly acquired business LangdaleSystems, Park and Ride and The Project Centre, which will benefit NCP’s plansfor growth and increased profits.Inhis new role, Gillespie will develop and implement HR policies in line withNCP’s growth strategy for its car park business and in its businesspartnerships.Hejoins from North West based management consultancy Collinson Grant and bringsknowledge and experience gained from working with directors and senior managersin a broad range of businesses.Gillespiesaid, “I will be overseeing the successful integration of the newbusinesses into NCP, which was the main reason for my appointment. NCP isfamous for off-road parking but we have been looking to expand into on-streetparking in the past few years. I am looking forward to overseeing theimplementation of the recommendations I made when I was advising thecompany.”PersonalprofileJaneTeasdale-King joined Stepstone last October from Adecco UK where she hadoverall responsibility for HR and training. Previous experience in HR has beengained from a variety of organisations including financial services and IT. AsHR director responsible for UK and Ireland Stepstone her responsibilities will includetraining and development, resourcing and selection, compensation and benefitsand employee relations.Whatis the most important lesson you have learned in your career?Anability to communicate at all levels. If your house was on fire and you could saveone object, what would it be?Thefiling cabinet with all the insurance policies in it. If you had three wishes to change yourcompany, what would they be?Themarket’s perception of our ability to be profitable since we started. To seek,retain and develop key personnel is always a key issue for every company. Resistthe temptation to become more bureaucratic.Whatis the best thing about working in HR?Everyday is different and unpredictable.Whatis the worst?Sameas above.Ifyou could adopt the management style of an historical character, whose wouldyou adopt and why?TheCadbury family who established Cadbury’s in Bournville, as they managed a verysuccessful business but invested in the employee community by building housesand never lost sight of the business or the community.Howdo you get to work?Drive.Whatwould you do if you had more spare time?Enjoymore time with my family ñ I have a daughter of 16 months.Ifyou were to write a book, what  wouldyou choose to write about?Childpsychology. I am fascinated why children develop in a particular way.CVOct2000 to present HR director UK and Ireland, StepStone1994-1995 HR director Adecco/ Adie Alfred Marks1990-1994 HR manager Nationwide Building Society1988-1990 Personnel manager Synapse Computer Services Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article …on the moveOn 6 Feb 2001 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more