Petrie joins Head Light Communications board
Nigel Petrie has been appointed to the board of Head Light Communications as chairman. His role is to support the leadership team of the business in growing and developing the company. Petrie is also chairman of Anglo Design Holdings Group and chairman of Dedicated Microcomputers Ltd.
Commenting on his appointment, he said: "I am delighted to be involved with Head Light Communications. The current team has a unique intellectual input to make to the challenges of improving the performance of businesses and I hope I can help them to realise their potential."
A statement from the leadership team of Head Light Communications said: "Nigel shares our passion for the achievement of business improvement through best practice and high performing people and this is reflected in his background. We believe that Nigel's contribution to Head Light Communications at this stage of its development will be instrumental in enabling the company to capitalise on the opportunities presented by the marketplace."
Gill Rider appointed director general
The Prime Minister has approved the appointment of Gill Rider to be director general, leadership and people strategy in the Cabinet Office.
The Cabinet Office said Rider will help drive strategic change within the Civil Service. This will include providing leadership for the Service's programmes transforming the professional skills of civil servants, developing leaders and promoting diversity. She will also act as head of profession for HR professionals across government, building up the Service's HR capability. She will report directly to Gus O'Donnell, Cabinet Secretary and Head of the Home Civil Service.
Gus O'Donnell, cabinet secretary, said: "I am delighted that we have been able to secure the appointment of Gill Rider. She is a first rate performer with extensive experience of change. Her experience of developing leadership throughout her organisation and beyond is highly relevant to the current Civil Service reform programme and I look forward to working closely with her on transforming the way in which HR operates across the Service."
LSC's Adult Learning Committee welcome new members
The Learning and Skills Council (LSC) has announced the appointment of two new members to its Adult Learning Committee which advises the LSC's National Council on matters of policy relating to adult learning.
The new committee members are Pat McMullan, national strategy manager of the British Gas Engineering Academy and Anthony Massouras, founder and managing director of Mimosa Healthcare Group.
Frances O'Grady, chair of the Adult Learning Committee said: "I am delighted to welcome Pat and Anthony to our Adult Learning Committee. Pat brings with him a wealth of experience in the engineering sector. A former Apprentice himself, he is a member of the Apprenticeships Task Force. Anthony's healthcare group Mimosa specialises in vocational training for care staff and is the only independent company to provide Apprenticeships for school leavers interested in a career in the long term care sector".
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