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Min Rodriguez

ROLE Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
COMPANY NHS Property Services

NHS Property Services is delighted to announce that Min Rodriguez has joined the organisation as Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion. The announcement comes during Pride Month and compliments NHSPS’ ongoing commitment to improving diversity and inclusion across the organisation.

Min joins NHS Property Service from Defence Equipment & Support (DE&S)/ Ministry of Defence and is a highly experienced senior diversity and inclusion practitioner. Min will lead NHSPS’ equality, diversity and inclusion transformation to support the organisation’s commitment to create an inclusive, collaborative and engaging environment where colleagues feel valued and respected.

Min Rodriguez said: “I am absolutely delighted to have joined NHS Property Services at a pivotal moment in their journey. I’m looking forward to working with colleagues across the organisation and enthuse, engage and embed great practice that will make us an employer of choice and the best property services provider to the NHS.”

Hilary Stables, Chief People Officer for NHS Property Services, said: “I’m delighted that Min Rodriguez has joined the NHSPS team. I know Min’s wealth of EDI leadership experience and expertise will really make a difference in how we continue to develop and strengthen our culture.”

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Geoff Cawley FCIPD

ROLE Global HR Director
COMPANY SPD Development Company Ltd

Geoff Cawley FCIPD has joined SPD Development Company Ltd as their Global HR Director.  SPD is part of SPD Swiss Precision Diagnostics GmbH and is a world leader in the research, design and marketing of advanced consumer diagnostic products including the Clearblue® brand of pregnancy and ovulation tests.

Geoff has held a number of senior HR positions across a variety of sectors including Transport & Logistics, Professional Services, Pharmaceuticals and Financial Services.

As a member of the Global Executive leadership team at SPD, he will lead the HR team and drive the People Strategy including Cultural transformation and Process Improvement across the business.

Claire Lawrence

ROLE GLOBAL CHIEF PEOPLE OFFICER
COMPANY BRAIN LABS

Brainlabs has appointed Claire Lawrence as its first Global Chief People Officer. Previously, Claire Lawrence was at MediaCom for nine years, where she was appointed Chief People Officer in 2019. Previously, she worked as People and Performance Director for the EMEA region, at the agency’s HR department. In her new role at Brainlabs, she will lead the organisation’s talent programmes, support career development and help identify and recruit global talent. The firm says it considers its people and client-centric culture as a strategic advantage and is entering a new phase of growth and development in which Claire will play an integral role.

Becky Kowall

ROLE VP OF HUMAN RESOURCES
COMPANY CLEO

Cleo, the Ecosystem Integration software category and integration platform, has appointed Becky Kowall as Vice President of Human Resources. Becky brings has nearly 20 years of diversified HR experience, having previously worked in various industries including; technology, professional services, government, manufacturing, transportation and construction. She will lead Cleo’s global HR, putting immediate focus on talent acquisition and retention with the aim of expanding the company’s U.S. and international workforce to help scale the business and position Cleo for further rapid growth.

Mairéad Nayager

ROLE CHIEF HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICER
COMPANY GSK (CONSUMER HEALTHCARE)

GSK’s (Consumer Healthcare), has appointed Mairéad Nayager as Chief Human Resources Officer. Mairéad Nayager was previously Chief Human Resources Officer at Diageo, a position she held since 2015. Before that, she held HR executive roles across a number of Diageo’s regional offices, during which time she played a pivotal role in successfully leading the business through multiple transformations and spearheading Diageo’s ten-year action plan, to help create a more inclusive and sustainable world.

Sara Gomez

ROLE CHIEF PEOPLE OFFICER
COMPANY LLOYDS OF LONDON

Lloyds has announced the appointment of Sara Gomez as CPO, having first joined the insurance firm eleven years ago, as Head of People Transformation.At the end of 2021, she became interim CHRO and sat on the Executive Committee at Lloyds. Before her tenure at Lloyds, Sara worked at fintech Greensil, where she was responsible for forming the people function, during a time of global growth. In her career, Sara has also worked for Moss Bros and Direct Line. Her new role will include developing the talent, leadership and inclusion strategy.

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Faye Summers

ROLE HR DIRECTOR
COMPANY UK FLOORING DIRECT

Midlands-based, national flooring company UK Flooring Direct, has added Faye Summers to its senior executive team. Faye Summers, who joined the firm in 2018, as Head of HR and People Development and has now been appointed as HR Director. Faye has been an integral part of the company’s growth over the past four years and also helped to oversee the company’s pandemic response, in supporting members of the office team in working from home and making the warehouse environment safe for staff. She also led the drive for the business to be recognised as “one to watch” by Best Companies.

Katarina Berg

ROLE Chief Human Resources Officer
COMPANY Personio

Spotify’s Chief Human Resources Officer Katarina Berg has joined the Board of HR tech company Personio. Katarina will chair the Talent & Reward Committee, serve as an advisor to support the business with its continued growth and advise on product strategy. Katarina has more than 25 years of expertise in leading and executing people strategies in various multinational companies. She joins from Spotify where she was the firm’s CHRO, heading up the company’s HR function, as well as its Global Workplace Services and Strategy Operations teams.