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first_img Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Australian-born Jane Lawlor has just taken over as the internalcommunications manager at Chivas Brothers, the newly-formed Scotch whiskeybusiness of Pernod Ricard. “I am particularly looking forward to the challenge and variety offeredby a career in internal communications with a newly-established company,”she says. In her new role, she will be responsible for the firm’s internalcommunications strategy across England and Scotland. She says that she really enjoys her new job as it gives her the chance towork closely with people in the company: “I think face-to-facecommunication is very important and I especially like the fact that it puts mein touch with people’s true reactions.” Lawlor believes internal communications are vital to anysuccessful HRfunction, especially in a newly established one such as Chivas Brothers.”This is because good communication between an organisation and itsemployees is essential in a company like this, which has a wide-ranging, globalportfolio of premium brands,” she explains. Lawlor was born and raised in Australia, where she received her BA inpsychology and human movements from the University of Queensland. She comes from a marketing and communications background which has covered arange of industry sectors including politics, finance and sport. “My internal communications experience covers such internationalcompanies as Unilever and Telewest, where I managed the communicationsimplementation of company best practice and change management programmes,”she explains. CV2002 Internal communications manager, Chivas Brothers2001 Various freelance roles1999 Internal communications, Added ValueOn the moveHelen Thompson has joined PersonalPension Management, part of the Credit Suisse Group, as the new HR director.She will be responsible for developing future HR strategies to support thecontinuing business expansion of the company. Thompson has worked in the sectorfor the last 15 years, holding posts with the Halifax and Leeds PermanentBuilding Society.Scotch whisky group Edrington has appointed John Milloy asgroup HR director. He joins the firm from the Sara Lee Corporation, where hewas group HR director. Milloy has worked in Scotland for two other USmulti-national companies.Peter Meyler, a specialist inemployee research and change management, has taken over as an associatedirector within MORI’s HR research team and will have special responsibilityfor business development. Prior to this, he was at Benchmark Research as anemployee research director.Clarke Willmott & Clarke hastaken on Matthew West-Taylor as HR director. He will be responsible forcontinuing the firm’s ambitious growth plans. He joins CW&C from The HayGroup, where he looked after developing business and HR projects. West-Taylor’sremit includes experience in designing HR programmes to recruit and developleaders aligned to an organisation’s strategy PeopleOn 6 Aug 2002 in Personnel Todaylast_img

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