Experienced, International HR professional
I hold an EU Blue card with the right to work in the Netherlands
Happy to be based in any province in the Netherlands
Keen to consider roles based in any EU city

Experience

  • HR Director

    at Catella Investment Mgmt

    August 2019 - at Present

    Provincie Limburg

    • Development and Implementation of a strategic HR-Agenda • Planning and implementation of strategic People initiatives/projects • Development of remuneration and benefit structure (cross boarder) • Responsible for European talent management and strategic people development • Coaching and trusted advisor to the managing directors of different Catella entities (Alliance) • Support for executives on all relevant labour law issues

  • VP Human Capital

    at Zola Electric

    January 2017 - March 2019

    Provincie Noord-Holland

    • People Strategy development and implementation across USA, Netherlands and Africa. • Established the Head Office in Amsterdam employing 29 people in fourteen months • Built a global HR structure to better support the business, and introduced the matrix approach • Introduced and implemented an HRIS system • Built people policies for use globally with individual country Handbooks • Implemented standard role profiles, levels, titles, and reward principles • Run the first Employee engagement survey and action planning • Introduced a performance management system (hosted on the HRIS) • Launched values and behaviours across the entities

  • Snr HRBP Africa

    at Standard Bank

    August 2010 - October 2015

    Gauteng

    • To shape and influence the execution of the people agenda by providing strategic direction on Human Resources practices • During my first three months of employment the Africa Head Office functions were restructured, this led to the retrenchment of two thousand people across the Group. • Post realignment I managed detailed Change Management processes for Africa - introduction of new Recruitment procedures, a targeted Performance Management system, updated L&D programmes and a benchmarked Talent Management approach.

  • Group L&D, Organisational design Manager

    at Planet Pharma

    February 2009 - April 2010

    Dubayy

    • Designed and monitored all aspects of people development - from Induction to Executive coaching. • Developed and implemented a Change Plan and Group Learning and Development strategy across seven emirates and three countries. • Coached and developed the EMEA HR Team on various aspects of the OD process and delivery. • Delivered several regional projects including the integrated Pharmacist Development Program, focused on facilitating Continuous Professional Education for doctors and pharmacists.

  • HR Director

    at Barclays Bank

    June 2004 - January 2009

    Port Louis District

    • Defined and implemented the Human Resources strategy, and with a team of 8 HR professionals, delivered HR services • Served on the Country Exco team and BBM board • An increase in headcount from 553 people to 1200 people necessitated a change in organisational structure introducing new functions and streamlining as required. • Initiated the Talent Development forum including key union representatives. • Introduced the International Director Development program to provide support through the growth process

  • Head HR - North

    at Edcon

    January 1989 - May 2004

    Province of the Western Cape

    I led a team of Five Divisional HR Managers and one Administration Manager, to implement the HR strategy. We provided services in all aspects of people management, including resourcing, employee relations, training and development, compensation and benefits, and organisational Design and Development in four regions across three countries.

Education

  • RDP

    at Gordon Institute of Business Science - University of Pretoria Business School

    2006 - 2006 (1 year) Gauteng

  • MAP

    at Gordon Institute of Business Science - University of Pretoria Business School

    2003 - 2003 (1 year) Gauteng

  • HDE

    at University Witwatersrand

    1985 - 1989 (4 years) Gauteng

Services offered

  • HR Director

    Over 15 years Human Resources experience in the Retail, Financial, Healthcare, and Technology sectors. I have held Director level positions in each sector, implementing strategic HR services and projects across a multinational, multicultural workforce in up to sixteen countries. I have managed large HR teams and been accountable for the full spectrum of HR from Budgeting, Organisational Design, recruitment and selection of executives, though to the implementation of Performance Management and Talent systems, and the facilitation of large-scale redundancy processes.

Knowledge and keywords

Languages

  • Dutch Elementary

  • Afrikaans Negotiation

  • English Native

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