Meet the Team

Meet the Team

Scroll down to view members of the Human Resources department. Click on the team members’ image to visit their Staff Directory page, where you can find out more and get up-to-date contact information. 

HR Managers Executive Office

Ros Simpson

HR Director

Ian Hodson

Head of Reward / Deputy Director of HR

Ben Anim

Interim Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Amanda Tait

Head of HR Business Partnering

Sharon Smith

Executive Assistant to the HR Director

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Hayley Parker

Equalities Manager

Rebecca Sanderson

Equalities Research Officer

Organisational Development

Tracey Laing

Organisational Development Manager

Claire Butler

Organisational Development Leadership & Management Trainer

Katie Fielding

Organisational Development Trainer

Lisa Ross

Organisational Development Staff Apprenticeships Advisor

Reward and Benefits – HR Systems

Rick Battenbough

HR Systems Manager

Lewis Perkins

HR Information Analyst

Lauren Williams

HR Systems Support Officer

Reward and Benefits – Payroll Services

Claire Kennedy

Head of Payroll Services

Laura Lake

Payroll Manager

Joe Willey

Senior Payroll Administrator

Krista Zemite

Payroll Administrator

Joe Miller

Payroll Administrator

Reward and Benefits – Pensions, Engagement and Wellbeing

Natasha McLaren

Pensions Manager

Rosie Damarell

Employee Wellbeing and Engagement Manager

Antonio Ruiz Martos

HR Engagement Officer

Operational Services

Laura Garratt

HR Operational Services Manager

Emma Harrison

HR Operational Services Team Leader

Jo Wilkinson

HR Assistant

Sophie Plover

HR Assistant

Vicki Goulsbra

HR Assistant

Allison Blythe

HR Assistant

Laura Jolly

HR Assistant

Catherine Smith

HR Assistant

Michelle Wardle-Cousins

HR Assistant


Courtney Wheatley (Maternity Leave)

Change and Transformation Manager

Hannah Phillips

HR Employee Relations Manager

Carly Gilliatt

HR Project Officer

Helen Arnold

Senior HR Business Partner

Helen Rice 

HR Business Partner

Joanne Edwards

HR Business Partner

HR Business Advisor:

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Paige Chapman

HR Business Advisor

Denise Brunton

HR Business Advisor

Stacey Leonard

HR Business Advisor