Movers and Shakers spring 2021: LinkedIn and Jockey Club appointments

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Personnel Today’s spring update of the latest appointments in the HR world includes a new leader for LinkedIn in the UK and a major change at one of the UK’s largest sports companies.

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Janine Chamberlin, Senior Director at LinkedIn, has been appointed UK Country Managerand will take over the role from the beginning of April.

She will be responsible for running the LinkedIn business in the UK, which has more than 30 million members, helping them connect, learn and find new opportunities. Janine will take over from Josh Graff, who was recently named Managing Director for EMEA and Latin America at LinkedIn.

In 2008 Chamberlin became the 13th employee to walk through the doors of LinkedIn’s Oxford Street office in London. In 2008, LinkedIn had a membership base of 25 million members worldwide. In 2019, it had 25 million users in the UK alone. In 2018, Chamberlin moved from Marketing Solutions to LinkedIn Talent Solutions business with a background in building and directing promotional activities and account management.

Great expectations

Bradford-based logistics and warehouse company has named Expect Distribution Sophie Metcalf on the new role of Head of Human Resources There she will create and implement plans to develop Expect’s people and practices, and to promote and promote brand promotion from within. Metcalf brings over 15 years of HR and mentoring experience to the table. With this expertise, she will lead the company’s internal and external CSR initiatives.

The first focal points include supporting Expect’s trainees and expanding the training program, mentoring new graduates and students, eliminating gender and professional gaps in the warehouse, logistics and distribution industries, and helping to strengthen business relationships with local ones Charities such as Centrepoint. the Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice and the Overgate Hospice. Metcalf previously worked in HR for SimplyBiz and Versus Arthritis, among others.

Gone clubbing

The Jockey Club – one of the UK’s largest sports companies – has nominated Helene Sharrock than its inbound Chief People Officer. Sharrock, currently the HR director at Marks and Spencer, will begin her new role on May 17 and will be tasked with developing the club’s HR and talent agenda. In addition to spending the last two years at Marks and Spencer, Sharrock has improved her skills at BT (as Senior HR Manager, Promotion to Head of HR, BT Consumer Brand) and cable sports channel ESPN. Before that she worked at ITN and for the container business P & O Nedlloyd.

And so on to Bedfordshire

The University of Bedfordshire has appointed Sue Shutter like it’s new Head of Human Resources. She will play an important role as part of the Vice Chancellor’s Executive Group, having previously held the position of Assistant Registrar for HR & Governance at Regent’s University London. Shutter is joining Bedfordshire in January 2021 and has a particular interest in implementing culture change and developing an inclusive culture that fosters belonging and wellbeing. She will lead the development of a new comprehensive human resources strategy, building on the university’s stated commitment to integrity, engagement and diversity, equality and inclusion.

Shutter joined Regent’s University in London in 2009 overseeing the implementation of its organizational development through plans for cultural change, an agenda for the people, and strategies for wellbeing and equality. It also played an important role in transforming the university from a collection of autonomous institutions into a single private institution. Prior to Regent’s, she held senior HR positions with the local government of Oxford City Council and the NHS at Chiltern & South Bucks Primary Care Trust. As a Fellow of the CIPD, Shutter is regularly invited to speak about her work at events, including leadership development, change management, performance management and recruiting, mentoring and coaching.

Perfect balance

FTSE 100 Engineering Group Halma plc recently confirmed Dame Louise Makin as his next chair. The appointment brings Halma’s main board of directors a gender balance of 50/50 and makes the company one of only a handful of FTSE 100 companies with female chairmanship. She joins the board as an independent non-executive director and chairperson-designate. She will join the nomination and compensation committees. Makin will replace Paul Walker as chairman in July 2021 when he steps down from the board after eight years in that role. Makin was Chief Executive Officer of BTG plc, an international specialist healthcare company, for 15 years.

She is currently the non-executive director of Theramex, a pharmaceutical company, Atotech, a chemical company, and Intertek Group plc, an FTSE 100 testing and certification group. A position from which she will step down in June 2021. She was previously the non-executive director of Premier Foods plc and Woodford Patient Capital Trust plc, and a director of several non-profit organizations.

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