Michelle Pepper has joined consultants Ellis Hayward as a client services administrator. She will be responsible for project managing the company’s consultancy and training programmes. She will also ensure that the company provides a complete, client-focused service. Pepper joins from QAS Systems where she was a branch administrator.
Arthur Andersen has made Brian Friedman global leader of the firms human capital services practice. Friedman has been with Andersen since 1994 and is president of the UK society of share scheme practitioners. A general reorganisation of the company also sees partner Karen Hamilton Smith become head of human capital services for Europe, Middle East,India and Africa. She will head the practice in London.
Druid has made two appointments to its business transformation team. Ralph Baer joins as a principal consultant and will be responsible for the development, launch and delivery of the company’s EMU service. This service deals with business change and IT support companies. Before joining Druid Baer worked as a programme manager at British Airways, Heathrow. He has also worked for the Computer Power Group and Hewlett-Packard. Tracy Edwards also joins the team as a principal consultant. She will be responsible for leading and directing the development of business change consultancy at Druid. Edwards joined Druid in 1997 from Andersen Consulting where she spent six years managing business change projects.
The Beaufort Group has announced the arrival of a group finance director to its organisation. Robin Deabrew-Abeyesinhe, a certified accountant, joins from Coutts Career Consultants. He has previous experience in the wine and publishing industries.
Sypol Environmental Management has appointed Chris Doyle as a health and safety consultant. He will be responsible for helping companies identify and address health and safety issues in the workplace. Doyle previously worked as a freelance health and safety consultant. He has experience in training and quality management systems.
Strategic Marketing, the Cardiff-based consultancy and research company, has appointed Iestyn Foster as a healthcare marketing consultant. Foster has been with the national health service for the last 10 years. He has extensive experience in developing healthcare services as well as business planning in numerous healthcare management projects. Foster will play a key role in developing the company’s business in a variety of healthcare sectors.
The Cranfield School of Management has recruited David Shaw as a management development consultant. Shaw will be part of the management development team dedicated to the design, delivery and evaluation of tailored learning for client companies. For the last 10 years Shaw has run his own consultancy company, David Shaw & Associates. His new role will see him focusing on leading and delivering team building, change management, consultancy development and mediation.
Keith Watson joins Computeraid as a sales consultant with responsibility for the hospitality sector. Watson has previous experience in the hospitality sector, having recently been a corporate account manager at Innsite Hotel Services.
Rebus human resource services consultancy manager, Robin Martin, has been named as business services director. His new position sees him take overall responsibility for consultancy, training and bureau implementation teams. Martin has over 23 years? experience with Rebus/Peterborough Software.
Supply chain management company Manugistics has appointed Fiona Moon as marketing communications manager. She will have a remit of raising the company’s profile in Northern Europe. She has experience in Enterprise Resource Planning software, having previously been the marketing manager for Marcam.
Raja Bose joins the business innovation team of Scientific Generics, the international business and technology consultancy. Bose, an electronics engineer joins from Cambridge Consultants/Arthur D Little where he worked for the past 30 years. Bose specialises in marketing and consulting in the Asia-Pacific region. He has wide ranging experience in technology consultancy.
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