Senior International Human Resources Executive

Last Updated: 6th October 2017 (over 5 years ago)

Liverpool, United Kingdom


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English, French, German, Russian


Results oriented international Human Resources Executive with broad in depth experience in Human Resources Strategy and Operations. Particular expertise in Greenfield Site, Post Acquisition and Rapid Expansion multi-national environments in Emerging Markets. Strongly developed Managerial, Employee Relations, Management and Organisational Development, Compensation and Benefits and HR Services capabilities including extensive experience in Eastern Europe.


University of Salford, UK
Master of Science Degree in Manpower Studies and Industrial Relations

   Oct 1982
— Jun 1985

3 years part time by examination and dissertation.

Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development

   Jun 1978
— Oct 2015

All aspects and disciplines of HR Strategy, management development, compensation and benefits, budgeting, resourcing, people management, facilities management and so on.


Global Functional Drinks UK Ltd
Interim Manager

   Jan 2014
— Jan 2014

Assisting CEO with the start up of a new Russian owned multi national energy drinks company in UK: Sourcing and designing IT, Legal and HR policies, procedures, systems and processes from scratch.
- Sourcing, viewing and shortlisting 57 temporary and permanent office premises for the company in Central/South London and providing detailed spread sheet breakdown of costs on the above.
- Drafting Contracts of Employment for new management recruits and drafting the Company Handbook.
- Sourcing, analysing, recommending company pension schemes, medical insurance schemes and labour law consultancies..
- Assisting in recruiting and selecting second tier management, ie: Accountant, Marketing Manager, Sales Manager.

Alfa Bank, Moscow
Director, Strategic Organisational Development

   Jan 2008
— Jan 2009

•From the company Business Plan designed a three year Human Resources Strategy and Implementation Plan.
Chaired a multi-disciplinary project team to put in place a comprehensive Performance Management process for 300+ management, including Appraisal, Managerial Competency Evaluation, Training Needs, Development and Succession.
•Following discussion with the Chairman of the Board, defined a Specification for a Board Strategic Review Workshop (15 members plus facilitators) and invited Professors from IMD, INSEAD, LBS, ESMT (Berlin) to discuss content of their proposals, including costs. Submitted my analysis and recommendations to the Chairman which he approved.
• Designed and implemented a “High Potential” Development Centre for first 50 High Potential Managers. Analysed the results of the cognitive and competency assessments. Determined costs, which were approved. Provided two years individual development plans for each High Potential Manager using external and internal training providers.
• Conducted in depth investigation into Retail division staff turnover and made recommendations for improvement.
• Because of economic downturn conducted in depth analysis and Restructuring of Operations, Retail, Administration, Finance and IT. Interviewed 114 Heads of Blok, Directors and Senior Managers. Restructured all Bloks by taking out any overlaps, duplications, and merging departments where applicable, resulting in a 20% reduction in headcount and salary costs.

Gloria Jeans, Rostov on Don
Vice President , Human Resources

   Aug 2006
— Feb 2007

• Assignment with apparel company employing 10,850 staff. Established an organisation structure for the Top Team and their Direct Reports and bullet point job descriptions; designed and implemented process for setting objectives for all departments; designed and implemented two Assessment Centres for 78 High Potentials; determined the global salary cost and implemented cost centres. Designed policies and procedures for company cars, recruitment, selection, internal communications.

Evraz Holding, Moscow
Vice President, Human Resources

   Nov 2005
— Mar 2006

• Assignment with a vertically integrated steel manufacturing company with headquarters in Moscow. Designed and obtained approval for a Two Year HR Strategic Plan including HR function structure, organisational development, recruitment and selection, management training and development, compensation and benefits, and HR team development. Also proposed Assessment Centre design for 125 High Potential employees.

Philip Morris International
Various: factory HR Manager; Manager Management & Organistional Development; Director, HR

   Jul 1995
— May 2004

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