first_img Previous Article Next Article  – Jane Seddon is the new HR director at theLowry Hotel in Manchester with responsibility for recruiting and training 150people before the hotel’s launch. The hotel, located on the Salford-Manchesterborder, is run by Rocco Forte and opens on 5 April this year.–Steve Bevan has been appointed HR director for Internet services companyPeoplePC. Bevan will be responsible for all European HR matters on a strategicand operational level.He has previously worked in senior HR roles at Fujitsuand PricewaterhouseCoopers.–Global IT company CMG has appointed Angie Bourke as an associate director ofits UK payroll division. Bourke assumes overall responsibility for providingservice support to corporate payroll clients in the north. She will overseeproduction, quality management, customer support and training functions atCMG’s Manchester and Prestatyn payroll centres. – The Chemical Industries Association (CIA)has appointed Dr Anil Kumar as director of people, knowledge and communication.Kumar will be responsible for education, training, science and technology,innovation policy and employment affairs.–The career web site StepStone has appointed Jane Teasdale-King as HR directorfor UK, Ireland and India. Teasdale-King will be responsible for a wide-rangingbrief, including training and development, resourcing and selection andemployee relations.TopjobValerieScoular is the new group HR director at Barclays. She will be responsible forleading the development of Barclays HR strategy and managing HR expertiseacross the Barclays Group.Scoularjoins the company on 19 February from British Airways, which she joined as agraduate HR trainee in 1977.Herroles at BA included customer services director and HR director, where she wasresponsible for HR strategies across the business.InNovember 1997 BA seconded Scoular to act as an adviser to the Government’s NewDeal task force.Scoular,who is 45, married and lives in Cobham, Surrey, will report to Gary Dibb, chiefadministrative officer, who has also been acting HR director since April 2000.Scoularsaid, “I am pleased to be joining an organisation which places such anemphasis on its people.”Ilook forward to continuing progress towards building a more equitable andfulfilling workplace at Barclays.”PersonalprofileTimWaterhouse is the new HR business partner at chemical and pharmaceuticalresearch specialist Bayer. Waterhouse has previously worked in HR roles atBritish Rail, Business Objects and Hoechst Marion Roussel. He will be responsiblefor providing HR advice for Bayer’s diagnostics businesses in Newbury, StokePoges and Halstead.Whatis the most important lesson you have learnt in your career?Rules are made to be broken.Ifyou were to write a book, which subject would you choose to write about?I’d try to combine two major interests ñ travel and wine. If your house was on fire and youcould save just one object, what would it be?One of our paintings ñ the main souvenirs we bring back from our holidays.Ifyou had three wishes to change your company, what would they be?Having only been with Bayer for a few months it’s too soon to say, althougha map to help navigate around the building would be much appreciated.Whatis the best thing about working in HR?The opportunity to work across all parts of the business, which means life isnever boringWhatis the worst?Still being tarred with the brush of administration, tea and sympathy bythe unenlightened.Youhave stumbled across a time machine hidden in the vaults of your companybuilding. What time period would you visit and why?Ancient Egypt ñ the ruins are stunning even now. To see them in their fullglory would be even better.Ifyou could adopt the management style of an historical character, whose wouldyou adopt and why?Nelson Mandela ñ his unassuming style creates huge respect and he providesinspiration for many people around the world.Whatis your greatest strength?I’ve been told I’m very pragmatic.Whatis your least appealing characteristic?My wife says it’s my lack of tolerance.CV:Tim Waterhouse2000Consultant, Courtenay HR recruitment consultancy.1996-2000 HR manager, principal HR adviser, Hoechst Marion Rousselpharmaceuticals.1996 HR manager, Business Objects1985-96 various HR roles, British Rail Comments are closed. …on the moveOn 30 Jan 2001 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.last_img