first_imgPeopleOn 16 Apr 2002 in Personnel Today Andrew Davie has been appointed HR director at Chivas Brothers, the newlyformed Scotch whisky business of Pernod Ricard. The company is responsible forthe export and marketing of a portfolio of malt whiskys. Davie sees drawing together two separate entities into one business as hisbiggest challenge: “I want to successfully integrate Pernod Ricard’s twoScotch whisky businesses to form a single brand-owning company.” He says. “Along with my team I hope to continue making a positive contributionto the ongoing development of the new company.” He will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the HR functionincluding: employee relations; compensation and benefits; pensions and payroll.Davie, who also holds a law degree and is a qualified solicitor, believesthat companies ignoring the value of HR will see a negative impact on their business.”There are so many ways in which the work of the HR department can helpimprove the bottom line and so many ways where neglect in that area can resultin an adverse impact,” he explains. Davie is most excited about drawing together old and new colleagues to helpmeet a wide range of objectives and challenges. “I consider myself very fortunate to have been appointed to a rolewhich holds so many interesting challenges, to be met both immediately and inthe long term,” he says. Davie will be part of a nine-strong management team reporting directly tochairman and chief executive Georges Nectoux. CV2001 HR director, Chivas Brothers1994 HR director Campbell Distillers, Pernod Ricard and World Brands Duty Free1991 Company secretary, House of Campbell Group1989 Assistant company secretary, ICI Nobel’s Explosive CompanyOn the moveRob Gill has moved up from staffingmanager to HR manager at Landmark. The Leatherhead-based company developssoftware and services for companies in the oil and gas industry. As HR managerfor the UK and Europe, he will be responsible for the development of staff,compensation and benefits and assisting the strategic direction of the firm.Johann Nel has been promoted to HR director of South AfricanBreweries plc. The newly created post means Nel will sit on the executivecommittee. Nel, who joined the firm in 1997 as HR director for its SouthAfrican division, will look after the HR department, covering 31,000 staff. SABhas 108 breweries in 24 countries. Prior to joining the company he worked forITISA consulting, specialising in organisational change, strategy andmanufacturing service processes.Anne Gill has joined Avon asvice-president of HR. She succeeds Bronwen Curtis who has become the CivilService Commissioner after 24 years at the Northampton-based cosmetics company.Gill, who also sits on Avon’s board, will be responsible for the HR needs ofthe company’s 2,500 employees. T&D is a top priority but she also wants tocreate a high-performance culture with staff encouraged to take responsibilityfor their own learning. Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img

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