Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article PeopleOn 11 Sep 2001 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Heather Barnes on Devon County CouncilClassic car enthusiast Heather Barnes joined Devon County Council as head ofHR in June. Passionate about her red, soft-top 1969 Triumph TR6, she is takingit to Brittany for two weeks this year. She likes to combine car events withfundraising for the Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths. Barnes joins the council from Devon and Cornwall Constabulary, where she wasresponsible for personnel and training. In her new position, she will take careof HR services including employee relations, recruitment, payroll and training.Her role is primarily about strategic leadership. “I hope to raise the profile of HR and demonstrate what it can provideto an organisation as diverse as this,” she says. Initially, Barnes intends to develop the HR service from within, focusing onthe continual professional development of HR staff. While operational deliveryand HR strategy had previously been separate, her new post brings them bothtogether. She cites influencing and persuading as her strengths, and says the biggestrisk she ever took was resigning from a post in Scotland without having a clearindicator of where her career was going.CVJune 2001 Head of HR, Devon County CouncilMarch 2000 Devon and Cornwall Constabulary, personnel and training manager1995 HR director, Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration1994 Personnel officer, Central Regional CouncilOn the move…Julia Cheeseman has joined TLH Leisure Resort in Torquay as its new trainingofficer. She will be responsible for training, including the staff in the centraldepartments and at its four hotels. She will organise induction courses for newstaff and modify existing programmes including food hygiene and health andsafety.Accountant and business adviser PKF has expanded its HR department withthree new appointments. Elizabeth Barton joins as HR manager, having worked atTesco and the Imperial Cancer Research Fund. She will be responsible forday-to-day operational issues such as remuneration, performance management andpolicies and procedures. Nigel Hutchinson will head a specialist team focusingon the recruitment of fee earning staff. Mary Murphy, who has worked at PKF forover four years, has become development manager, concentrating on careerdevelopment.Alison Frondigoun will join Edinburgh-based accountancy firm Chiene &Tait CA as HR manager. Previously with Scottish Provident, she will providein-house and external HR support. As the role is new, she will cover allaspects of HR from policy through to implementation.