Related posts:No related photos. Karen Cregan is hoping she can strike the right chord in her new role as HRand training manager at insurance brokers the Mansion Group. She joins from Tesco where she was a training manager responsible for thelearning and development of over 345 staff. Cregan is charged with setting up the HR department and she is hoping thatit will be in tune with the rest of the business. So what’s with the musical analogies? “My claim to fame is that I writemy own music and once, a long time ago, had a song in the Eurovision songcontest which came 17th out of 500 entries,” she explains.”Unfortunately I didn’t turn out to be the next Bucks Fizz.” Cregan, who is in her final year of the CIPD qualification and will sitexams in May, has also received a student of the year award. Her new role will include setting up and managing the HR department,formalising policies within the business and will cover all resourcing, reward,relations and development issues. Cregan says her favourite part of HR is helping people develop personallyand professionally. She is also the mother of an eight-month-old daughter CV2002 JL Manson and Partners, HR and training manager2000 Tesco, training manager1999 Principal Hotels, HR manager 1993 Virgin Retail, HR support managerOn the move– Richard Eastmond has been appointedto the dual role of HR director for LexisNexis Butterworths Tolley and theLexisNexis Group Europe. The former director of Reed Elsevier’s international educationpublishing business also joins the board of both organisations. He brings HRexperience in management, organisational development, strategy and acquisitionin both the UK and international markets.– Search and selection firm MRIWorldwide has recruited Natalie Mortimer as senior consultant. Her main responsibility is developing HR recruitment practicewith a national remit. Mortimer, based at MRI Worldwide’s office in Sheldon,West Midlands, has knowledge of recruiting HR and training professionals.– Rob Wye is the new interim directorof learning programmes at the Learning and Skills Council. He was previouslyexecutive director of the LSC’s Northampton office. He replaces Geoff Hall who has left the council. Wye has alsoheld several training roles at the DfEE, Manpower Services Commission and theDepartment of Employment. Previous Article Next Article PeopleOn 19 Mar 2002 in Personnel Today Comments are closed.