About Me

I have spent a significant part of my working life as a Human Resources practitioner.  After graduating, I worked for a medium sized Charity, eventually becoming their Personnel Officer, and gained a Postgraduate Diploma in Personnel Management from the University of Westminster along the way.  I then moved to Macmillan, a large International Publishing Group, where I ultimately rose to become Group Personnel Director.  In the course of my career, I have dealt with a broad spectrum of HR issues, including Industrial and Employee Relations, Recruitment and Retention, Development of High-Potential Employees, a number of Redundancy Programmes and several major Acquisitions and Disposals as well as dealing with the normal nuts and bolts of Employment Law Matters and HR &Payroll Administration.

Several years ago, I took the opportunity to change direction and become Director of Corporate Social Responsibility for the Group.  This led, in turn, to a major involvement in the preparation and implementation of a Global Group-wide Anti-Bribery programme.

I am creative, analytical and articulate, and command the respect of my colleagues.  I would be delighted to bring my experience and personal qualities to bear on your business issues and would be happy to meet with you for a no-obligation discussion.


James Richardson