Comments are closed. PeopleOn 17 Jul 2001 in Personnel Today Maureen Macnamara joins The Law Society Budding authoress Maureen Macnamara believes she has a great idea for abook. “I was thinking of writing a book relating to children about howbusiness operates, from a child’s eye view – What grown ups really do atwork,” she says. But to write it, she will have to find time outside of her busy position ashead of HR for The Law Society, which she took up last month. A fellow of the CIPD, she previously worked as board director for lossadjuster Cunningham Lindsey UK. Part of her new role will be focused onrecruiting, retaining and developing staff. “I will also play a key role in contributing to the wider businessdevelopment, decision making and leadership for the society.” Macnamara finds it frustrating that people have such a limited view of HR.”People perceive HR as being admin or welfare. We’re not. But sometimesyou can get hemmed down with trivial problems.” If she had more spare time, Macnamara says she would spend it with familyand friends. She adores the South of France and often goes back to her roots onthe west coast of Ireland. “It rains quite a bit but it doesn’t matter because it’s sobeautiful,” she explains. But she plans to spend this year’s holiday enjoying her garden. CV: Maureen Macnamara1998-2001 Cunningham Lindsey UK and Ireland, HR and training director1996-1998 Schal International management, Associate director, HR1995-1996 2Care, Personnel manager1994-1995 Surrey FHSA, Training and staff development managerOn the move…Independent house builder Morris Homes has appointed Gillian Viragh as HRmanager. Based at head office in Newton-le-Willows, she will develop the HRfunction covering issues such as recruitment and selection, training, inductionand employee relations and will have overall responsibility for HR activitiesacross the company. Viragh worked for BAE Systems for six years where she wasinvolved in issues such as business integration, site closures and HR strategy.Clive Wright has been appointed European partner and client manager withconsultancy William M Mercer. He joins from The BOC Group where he wascompensation and benefits director since 1998. Prior to that he worked for ICLfor 12 years. NHS Estates Trading Fund has appointed David Connor as head of HR, IngridLewis as senior HR adviser, and Helen Dowling as HR adviser. The organisationprovides a consultancy service implementing the NHS Plan and provides a centreof knowledge and expertise to the healthcare sector. The immediate challengefor the HR team is to ensure a smooth transition into a Public PrivatePartnership for April 2002. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.