• Jeremy Rance has been appointed HR director of pensions and investmentcompany NPI, which was recently bought by financial services group AMP. Rancewill be responsible for bringing NPI’s HR practices in line with AMP’s,introducing AMP’s values to the company and developing a performance managementculture. Before joining NPI he was head of HR operations at Pearl Assurance.Prior to that he held a variety of roles at Allied Dunbar.• Stephen Wood, formerly reader in the Department of Industrial Relations atthe London School of Economics, has been appointed chairman at the Institute ofWork Psychology at Sheffield University. Wood is chief editor of the BritishJournal of Industrial Relations and has carried out research on industrialrelations for the past 15 years.• Internet solutions company Nettec has appointed Carol Poole as group HRdirector at board level. Poole has worked in HR for 10 years across a range oforganisations including the British Standards Institution and Reed Elsevier.• Legal expenses insurance company DAS has appointed Helen Gwynne to the newrole of HR and quality manager. Gwynne, who was previously HR manager, willassume responsibility for improving the quality of the company’s services. DASsays the role is a reflection of its belief that the quality of its work isdirectly linked to HR issues.• David Fielding is moving to Lewisham Council as strategic advisor withresponsibility for employee relations for the council’s 10,000 staff. For thelast four-and-a-half years he has been HR director at Phoenix House, anorganisation that works with substance abusers.• Foreign exchange dealing company EBS Partnership has appointed Sally Jonesas head of HR for its European and Asia Pacific operations. She moves fromBrewin Dolphin Securities, where she was personnel director.• Retirement housing provider Hanover Housing Group has appointed BobbyDavis to the new role of training manager at its head office in Staines. Thepost was created following the organisation’s restructure and a decision toformalise training within the group. Davis previously spent eight years intraining and development with the Armed Forces, conducting training courses inthe UK, Caribbean, Australia, Cyprus and Denmark. Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article PeopleOn 22 Feb 2000 in Personnel Today Comments are closed.