WYG appoints new Group HR Director

Press Release 
1 November 2012

Appointment of new Group HR Director

International multi-disciplinary consultancy WYG is pleased to announce the appointment of Karen Brookes as Group HR Director with effect from 1 November.

Karen’s initial focus will be to enhance talent development, recruitment and retention processes throughout the Group, and she will work closely with the business to ensure the successful execution of the Group's growth initiatives.

Karen joins award winning consultancy WYG, from the Government Procurement Service (GPS), an Executive Agency of the Cabinet Office, where she was responsible for leading on the people strategy and operational delivery of HR, learning, organisation and capability development, resourcing and engagement teams.

Prior to joining GPS, Karen worked for AMEC within the power and process division who, at the time, had just acquired National Nuclear Corporation (NNC). Her role involved the TUPE transfer of 1200 people to AMEC from NNC and the integration of two other existing AMEC nuclear businesses.  Karen also brings a wealth of international HR experience gained from her previous roles at AMEC, Yell and Asda.

A keen marathon runner and currently in training for her first triathlon, Karen is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (FCIPD) and has an MBA from The Open University.

Karen said: “I’m delighted to be joining WYG and am looking forward to working with its management and employees at all levels to help create a collaborative environment in which the business and the individuals in it can grow.” 

Paul Hamer, WYG Chief Executive, said: “Karen joins WYG at an exciting time as we look to nurture our existing talent pool and recruit new business winners and team leaders.  I look forward to working closely with her on HR and growth initiatives.”

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WYG is an established global management and technical consultancy to the built and natural environment that collaborates with clients in over 40 countries to help them realise their corporate and project ambitions.

A top 15 European consultancy and employing more than 1,400 people around the world, WYG has the expertise for every stage of a project’s life-cycle from planning and design to building and completion.

WYG takes enormous pride in the work it does and has been recognised with several prestigious industry awards including: British Expertise International Awards 2011; RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Gold Medal Award 2011, National Recycling Awards 2011.

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