Dean Shannon returns as GVC Australia CEO

first_img Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Dean Shannon returns as GVC Australia CEO Casino & games Tags: Online Gambling Topics: Casino & games People Sports betting Dean Shannon has been appointed chief executive of GVC Holdings’ Australian business, replacing Jason Scott in the role. 18th September 2019 | By Daniel O’Boyle Regions: Oceania Australia Dean Shannon has been appointed chief executive of GVC Holdings’ Australian business, replacing Jason Scott in the role.As chief executive of GVC Australia, Shannon will lead both Ladbrokes Australia – for which he served as CEO from 2013 to 2017 – and Neds, the company he left in 2017 to establish, then sold to GVC in a deal worth up to AUD$95m in November 2018. He has served as a non-executive director of the business since the acquisition.Shannon first joined Ladbrokes Australia after Ladbrokes acquired his previous online betting business,, in a $22.5m deal.“We are delighted to announce Dean’s appointment,” GVC chief executive Kenneth Alexander said. “He is a highly dynamic, experienced leader with the entrepreneurial skills that will drive our Australian business to even greater success in the future. I’d also like to put on record my thanks to Jason Scott for the job he has done in establishing the Group as a market leader in Australia.”“I am truly excited to be leading GVC’s Australian businesses,” Shannon said. “I believe that in Ladbrokes and Neds we have two of the leading brands in the market, and backed by our proprietary technology and highly talented team, we are very well placed for growth.”Last month, GVC Holdings reported a 28% year-on-year increase in revenue from Australia, which helped drive net gaming revenue (NGR) for the six months to 30 June to £1.81bn (€1.96bn$2.19bn). Email Addresslast_img read more

Webinar: The future of live casino

first_img How can the land-based industry implement live casino to retain revenue and acquire customers in a post Covid-19 gaming era? Overcoming integrity issues with tech innovation in live dealers Pushing the boundaries, Unlocking different demographics with innovative & experiential live casino settings and technology What will live casino of the future look like? Uncategorized One vertical that may be able to withstand the impact of COVID-19 and serve to mitigate its impact and potential losses for online operators is live casino. By tracking innovation, addressing the challenges, this webinar aims to develop an understanding of the revenue potential of live casino throughout 2020 and beyond, with a focus on Asian markets. Join us for this webinar, sponsored by Asia Live Tech, where we will discuss: Topics: Uncategorized Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter One vertical that may be able to withstand the impact of COVID-19 and serve to mitigate its impact and potential losses for online operators is live casino. 30th April 2020 | By AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter This webinar is sposored by Asia Live Tech Webinar: The future of live casino Email Addresslast_img read more

Get your tickets for Barbarians v Argentina at Twickenham

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS The match will mark the third time the two sides have met, with the Pumas winning 49-31 in 2015 and the Barbarians coming out on top 34-22 in the back in 1990.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Match-up: The Barbarians will face Argentina later this year at Twickenham (Getty Images)Advertising FeatureGet your tickets for Barbarians v Argentina at TwickenhamThe Barbarians will once again bring their brand of exciting and energetic rugby to Twickenham later this year as they play Argentina in the Killik Cup.A few months on from their victory over England – in which they scored more than 60 points – the Barbarians will be facing an ever-improving Pumas side.Wins against both South Africa and Australia during the 2018 Rugby Championship are signs of Argentina’s progress, and they have embraced a spectacular running game in recent years.Coupled with the Barbarians’ brand of attacking and fast-flowing rugby, fans should be in for a high-scoring affair at the home of English rugby on Saturday 1 December.After all, there were 15 tries scored in that game against England in May – you can watch highlights of that match here…This will be a ‘must-see’ event in the rugby calendar following the autumn Internationals – and it’s great value, too, with tickets from as little as £20* for adults and £15* for kids (*booking fees apply). The Barbarians will play Argentina at Twickenham later this year – and you will not want to miss out on this entertaining occasion Don’t miss this great day out – book your tickets via or call the ticket hotline 0844 844 0444.The Barbarians side will have a Springbok feel to it in December with current South Africa director of rugby Rassie Erasmus taking charge of the men in black and white.“It’s a terrific honour to be invited to coach the Barbarians later this year and it should be a great occasion at Twickenham,” said Erasmus.“The Barbarians are renowned for bringing together great individuals and the challenge for coaches is moulding them into a team that plays wonderful rugby, which they certainly showed earlier this year against England.”Three Springbok stars have already signed up for the match – fly-half Handre Pollard and forwards Eben Etzebeth and Tendai ‘The Beast’ Mtawarira – while Australia scrum-half Will Genia is also in the selection mix, with more star names yet to be added.last_img read more

Who Has Scored The Most Tries In The Rugby World Cup?

first_imgAlso make sure you know about the Groups, Warm-ups, Dates, Fixtures, Venues, TV Coverage, Qualified Teams by clicking on the highlighted links.Finally, don’t forget to follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Who Has Scored The Most Tries In The Rugby World Cup?The Rugby World Cup has seen some of the greatest players to ever play the game compete in the tournament. From full-backs to props we have seen players of all shapes and sizes battle, but who has scored the most tries? We take a look.As you would expect, players of two rugby powerhouses feature at the top of the list.Two of the greatest wingers ever; Jonah Lomu (New Zealand) and Bryan Habana (South Africa) have scored 15 tries each although it should be acknowledged that Lomu achieved the feat in one less tournament.The giant Kiwi burst onto the scene in 1995 famously setting the world alight against England as he scored four tries. His destruction of Mike Catt is one of the most vivid moments of Rugby World Cup history. Then, Lomu proved equally unstoppable in 1999.Habana on the other hand played in three editions, in 2007, 2011 and 2015. Rugby World Cup Fixtures 2023 Rugby World Cup Fixtures 2023 Rugby World Cup Venues What you need to know about the 12… Rugby World Cup Venues A South African and Kiwi share this honour, but who are they? Rugby World Cup Groups Expand Prolific Aussie: Drew Mitchell has scored the most tries for Australia in the Rugby World Cup (Getty Images)Next up is Drew Mitchell with 14 tries, and then Doug Howlett with 13. Adam Ashley-Cooper follows on 12 and then there are then four players tied on 11 – Rory Underwood, Chris Latham, Vincent Clerc, Joe Rokocoko. In terms of the most tries in one tournament Lomu and Habana are joined by another Kiwi, Julian Savea who scored eight tries in 2015. Lomu did it in 1999 and Habana in 2007.The player with the most tries in a single Rugby World Cup match is Marc Ellis who scored six tries in an All Blacks demolition of Japan by 145 points to 17 in 1995.Hit For Six: Marc Ellis scored six times against Japan in 1995 (Getty Images)Follow our Rugby World Cup homepage which we update regularly with news and features. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Expand Rugby World Cup Fixtures The 2023 Rugby World… Collapse Rugby World Cup Groups Deadly Duo: Habana and Lomu have scored 15 tries each in the tournament (Getty Images) A rundown of the Rugby World Cup groups…last_img read more

Middle East archbishop briefs Anglican primates on reconciliation

first_img Posted Oct 6, 2017 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Middle East, Submit a Job Listing Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Smithfield, NC Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Featured Events Submit a Press Release Rector Bath, NC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Primates Meeting, Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Press Release Service TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Knoxville, TN Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Tags Anglican Communion, Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Submit an Event Listing Featured Jobs & Calls Primates Meeting 2017 center_img The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Martinsville, VA Archbishop Suheil Dawani, primate of Jerusalem and the Middle East, spoke to the Oct. 2-6 Primates Meeting about reconciliation. Photo: ACNS[Anglican Communion News Service] Archbishop Suheil Dawani of Jerusalem and the Middle East has briefed his fellow Anglican Primates on his province’s reconciliation ministry. The archbishop, whose own diocese takes in the countries of Jordan, Palestine, Israel, Syria and Lebanon; and whose province includes Iran, Cyprus and the Gulf, and Egypt with North Africa and the Horn of Africa, has considerable experience of reconciliation work.“This morning I had the opportunity to update the primates on the situation we have in Jerusalem – a city which embraces three religions,” Dawani told the Anglican Communion News Service, “and I said something about how we build trust and hope amongst the communities who live there.”He said that reconciliation was “a priority” for Anglicans, and added that the work could be done through the church’s work and mission. “I believe strongly that through the work of our schools and institutions we can reach people and we can build up a trust and friendship amongst all these communities.”The archbishop, who was attending the his first Primates Meeting since being elected as the lead bishop in his province, said: “ At the Primates Meeting we had wonderful fellowship amongst everybody. And this is, for me, a week of learning from each other, exchanging experiences and also learning what other provinces are doing.“I believe that the interaction that happened with all the primates was very helpful in a very good Christian spirit. And I have to say ‘thank you’ to Archbishop Justin, because he is a good facilitator and I am really confident that he will lead the whole Anglican Communion to a place of getting together to be reconciled with each other. This is my wish and prayer.”Reconciliation is one of the three priority areas of the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby. It was on the agenda of the Primates Meeting at the request of the communion’s leaders who took part in the meeting this week in the grounds of Canterbury Cathedral, England.Who are the primates and what is the Primates Meeting?The provinces and primates of the Anglican Communion are listed here. Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Director of Music Morristown, NJ Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Collierville, TN AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Middle East archbishop briefs Anglican primates on reconciliation An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Tampa, FL Rector Hopkinsville, KY Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Youth Minister Lorton, VA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Albany, NY Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Belleville, IL Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Washington, DC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK last_img read more

Biggest Apopka stories of 2016: Hughley shooting suspect arrested

first_img UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Editor’s Note: This is the 17th in a series of articles published by The Apopka Voice in 2016 that were the most noteworthy events of the year. The Apopka Voice will publish them starting Monday, December 26th and running until Sunday, January 1st. On January, 2nd we will publish a poll and let the readers decide on which story is the most impactful of the year. Charged with attempted 1st degree murderOriginally Published: December 2nd, 2016 Demarquis Maurice Prince, 21, has been arrested and charged in the November 2nd shooting of Dexter Hughley.Dexter HughleyOn November 2nd, Apopka police and fire personnel responded to a vehicle fire in the area of 5th Street and Hawthorne Avenue in Apopka. Upon extinguishing the fire, investigators determined the vehicle belonged to Hughley. Officers attempted to contact Hughley in his residence and found him critically wounded. He was transported to the Orlando Regional Medical Center by the Apopka Fire Department. The investigation revealed Hughley had been shot, his vehicle stolen, and purposely burned.Apopka Police Detectives, with the help of the Apopka community, were able to tie Prince to the crime and have charged him with Attempted 1st Degree Murder, Burglary, Home Invasion, as well as other charges. Prince will be processed at the Orange County Jail. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here TAGSApopka PoliceDexter Hughley Previous articleThankful not to be on the treadmillNext articleCovenant Journey provides life-changing experience in Israel Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your name here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Please enter your comment!last_img read more

Institute of Fundraising suggests solution to tax relief cap

first_img The Institute of Fundraising has again asked the Chancellor to cancel his proposed tax relief cap because of its impact on charities’ income from major gifts. In doing so it has proposed an alternative solution, a proposal which has recently been suggested by the British Red Cross.The charity suggested that donors should be able to choose between claiming the tax back themselves, in which case it counts towards the tax relief cap, or donating it to the charity, in which case it would not.Peter Lewis, IoF Chief Executive, said that the government “should treat higher rate taxpayers in exactly the same way as standard rate tax payers and allow the charity to reclaim all of the tax paid against their donations”. He added that a survey of its 5,200 members on the issue found that 77% of the 669 who responded supported this solution.Benefits of the British Red Cross proposed solutionThe Institute said that allowing a charity to reclaim all of the tax paid against donations would have the following benefits:• The reclaim by the charity would come after tax had been paid – so all tax payers would be being taxed in the same way• It would be equitable between higher and lower rate tax payers – at the moment only higher rate tax payers can benefit from income tax relief on theirdonations; lower rate tax payers can not• It would remove any opportunity for tax avoidance as the tax reclaim would be by the UK registered charity.Institute still committed to GiveitbackGeorge campaignWhilte supporting the proposal, Peter Lewis confirmed that it was still committed to the GiveitbackGeorge campaign. He said: “Our members have told us clearly that this has already had, and will continue to have, a negative impact on philanthropists’ willingness to give to vital charitable causes, and that they will be able to deliver fewer programmes as a result.”He added: “Supporters give because they care, not because they wish to avoid tax. The suggestion that giving to charity is a method of tax avoidance is hugelyregrettable. The Government must rethink its proposal.”The Institute is now seeking to meet with the Government to discuss how its proposal might be Advertisement Howard Lake | 1 May 2012 | News Institute of Fundraising suggests solution to tax relief cap About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving.  28 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Finance giveitbackgeorge Institute of Fundraising Law / policylast_img read more

South Pasadena Arts Crawl Announces Talent Show

first_img Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News South Pasadena Arts Crawl Announces Talent Show From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, February 9, 2015 | 12:22 pm Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * More Cool Stuff Make a comment The South Pasadena Arts Council is partnering with the Fremont Centre Theatre for the next South Pasadena Arts Crawl on Saturday February 21st from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.SPARC is collaborating with FCT on its first Community Talent Show at the Theatre. The two organizations are inviting community members to audition for a 3-5 minute slot on stage at the Arts Crawl on the 21st. The two remaining audition dates and times are: Saturday, February 7th, from 2:30 – 5:00 p.m. and next Wednesday, February 11th, from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.To reserve an audition time, please call Carl Weintraub at (323) 253-8547. There are still some open times available. Come out and show the community your talent!Calling all Middle School, High School and Adult performers to audition and perform. If you can sing, act, dance play an instrument, do stand-up comedy or magic or just tell stories we want you to join the festivities. It promises to be a fun night.Come out for the Arts Crawl, and enjoy community performers at the Fremont Centre Theatre and visit all the other venues that are presenting exhibitions, music, and interactive projects. Stores will be open and having special offers and of course there will be the infamous food trucks. It’s our own neighborhood night celebrating the arts and our local businesses.Come out and take in the sights, sounds and the creativity of South Pasadena’s vibrant arts community!Following the official end of the Arts Crawl at 9:00 pm, SPARC will host an after party at the Theatre with live music, snacks and drinks (Donations are encouraged). Attendance for this event is limited.SPARC is a project of the Pasadena Arts Council’s EMERGE Fiscal Sponsorship Program. For more information, email [email protected] or visit EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Business News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy center_img Top of the News 8 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Community News HerbeautyA 74 Year Old Fitness Enthusiast Defies All Concept Of AgeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWeird Types Of Massage Not Everyone Dares To TryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of ControlHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyUnapologetic Celebs Women AdoreHerbeautyHerbeauty Subscribe First Heatwave Expected Next Week last_img read more

Remembering, discovering Pike County Masters

first_imgLatest Stories Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration There were many “I wish I had” statements made during the reception. And, Lake’s daughter, Angie Lake Ingram of Millbrook also wished.“I only have one piece of mother’s artwork – the large piece of the elderly lady standing at the window,” Ingram said. “When mother got sick, people began to buy her work and soon it was gone. My sister has two pieces and my brother has a piece. We all wish we had more.”Morgan Drinkard, interim director of the center, said the Pike County Masters exhibition is an opportunity to see the genius of two local artists on exhibit under the same roof.“We were very excited that so many people attended the reception,” she said. “Beginning right at 4:30 there was a steady flow of people and I think everyone was very impressed by the creativity of Jean Lake and Pugh Windham. It is a great show and we invite everyone to visit the Johnson Center during this very special exhibition that runs through May 30.” The TroyFest Student Art Show Competition and the Charles Henderson High School Senior Art Show are exhibited in the upper level of the arts center through TroyFest weekend. By Jaine Treadwell Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Remembering, discovering Pike County Masters Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day By The Penny Hoarder Some people had forgotten, some people never knew.That’s the way the “Pike County Masters: Jean Lake and Pugh Windham” exhibition was viewed by most at the reception at the Johnson Center for the Arts on Tuesday afternoon.“I just didn’t realize the scope of Pugh Windham’s work,” said Jim Roling. “His carvings are awesome. Angie and I only have one of his carvings and I wish we had more.” Email the authorcenter_img Angie Roling said the carving that she and her husband purchased is titled “Daddy’s Boots.”“Seeing how incredible his work is, I don’t know why we don’t have more of it,” she said. The Rolings were equally impressed with the artwork of Jean Lake.“I had not seen Jean Lake’s large pieces and they are amazing,” Jim Roling said. “I didn’t realize that she painted in such detail. I have heard that there is a painting that she did of Mr. Baker standing inside a screen door. After seeing these large pieces I would love to see that one.” The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthBet You’re Pretty Curious About Jaden’s Net Worth Right About Now, HuhBradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Sponsored Content Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Published 11:00 pm Wednesday, April 25, 2012 You Might Like A mother’s love knows no bounds as two donkeys adopt baby goats Truth is often stranger than fiction. And, when it is, doubts usually arise. But Helen Johnston was too excited to… read more Print Article Book Nook to reopenlast_img read more

Academy award winner

first_imgAcademy award winnerOn 1 Jul 2004 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Clare Bye, 35, head of HR at property damage restorationcompany Munters UK, explains how she is supporting managers with its newAcademy project What does your role involve? I provide a complete HR service to support the needs of the business, whichincludes responsibility for management development and training, and offeringadvice and support to line managers. What is your current major training project or strategic push? We recently launched the Munters Academy for managers and high potentials.We teamed up with a specialist online training provider to develop a web-basedtraining resource to give our managers the chance to gain certificates inmanagement disciplines. The Academy is a more flexible approach, allowingmanagers to access it when they have time, or when faced with a particularmanagement challenge that requires support or guidance. What impact would you like to have on your organisation? – To improve teamworking – To maximise the potential of our management team – To create a paperless HR department! What did you want to do for a living when you were at school? I always wanted to work for Marks and Spencer which is where I started mymanagement/HR career. What do you think will be the core skills for your job in the future? – Flexibility – Ability to handle/manage change – Commercial awareness – Exploitation of IT What do you think is the greatest challenge facing the trainingprofession? Commercial managers want to see an immediate positive impact on theirbalance sheets. Training managers have to ensure their programmes are flexibleenough to dovetail in with the needs of the business at any particular time,and that the benefits can be seen quickly and quantifiably. Training materialmust remain current at all times and reflect leading-edge practices to ensurecredibility and relevance. How do you get the best from people? It’s a bit cliché, but by treating people as you wish to be treated. Listen,tell them what is going on in the organisation, do what you say you are goingto do, and make sure people are paid what they deserve where possible. Can you remember the best training session you attended? One of the first training sessions I ever attended – Train the Trainer, aninternal Marks & Spencer course. Can you remember the worst? Yes – Employment law for beginners. The title alone says it all! What is your essential tool in your job? My mobile phone and laptop. Which gurus do you most admire or find most inspiring? Charles Handy. I’ve heard him speak a couple of times at Chartered Instituteof Personnel and Development conferences and he was truly awesome. What is your dream job? To own and run a luxury spa in the Caribbean! Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more