NoelPatterson has been appointed personnel director at the Red Bull Company. Hefirst started working at the group as a consultant in the summer of 2001, whenhe implemented a change programme. In his new role, he will direct all HRactivity for the UK and Ireland as well as having an influence in the company’sinternational operations.Howdid you get involved with Red Bull?Ibegan working with Red Bull as a consultant to prepare and implement thedevelopment of the company from a marketing-based business of 30 people, to aclosely-integrated sales and marketing organisation of more than 170.Whatare your main duties?Todirect all HR and related issues for Red Bull in the UK and Ireland, as well asliaison with Red Bull International operations based in Austria.Whatdo you want to achieve in the role?Maintainingthe creativity, passion and innovation of Red Bull, while adding a strongcommercial focus and direction through the training, development andrecruitment of great people.What’sthe best thing about HR?Theopportunity to be involved in all areas of business activity, both formally andinformally. Compared to other management disciplines, so little of yourexperience and knowledge base loses its relevance. There’s also the relief ofnot being benchmarked or measured as much as the rest of the business.Whatare you most excited about?Enablingthe exceptional talent we have recruited with the business during the past yearto blend and complement those who have given Red Bull its success to date.Howwill you use HR to impact the bottom line?Bygiving structure and insight to develop the commercial value and impact of ourpeople, while ensuring the Red Bull culture, which drives our innovation andsuccess, remains paramount.Whatabout your personal life?Iam married with three boys under 12 so I am an expert in World WrestlingEntertainmentª moves, Playstation cheats and contemporary names for bodilyfunctions. I enjoy playing the sports I can still manage (like skiing or squash),and drinking while watching those I can’t. A fun and socially-active workingenvironment is one of the best ways to cope with the challenges of work andhome life.CV2002Personnel director, the Red Bull Company1994Various roles including personnel director, Matthew Clark Plc1992Judge, Institute of Management, Cambridge University1988Employee relations manager, Grand Metropolitan Brewing 1980Employee relations adviser, Mobil Oil Company On the moveTheAssociation of Graduate Careers Advisory Services has made two new appointmentsto its senior management team. John Gough, head of careers and student welfareat De Montfort University has joined the organisation as president for atwo-year term. He succeeds Lesley Knaggs and has been in AGCAS since 1992.Margaret Dane joins from Heriot-Watt University and becomes the new chiefexecutive.EstherMcLeod is the new HR manager at car manufacturer Kia Motors. The company hasemerged from the MCL group and is now operating independently. McLeod’s mainresponsibilities are around HR strategy, training and development, policymaking and recruitment. She will have an HR assistant and an HR co-ordinator tohelp with the administrative side of the job.StephenSmith has been promoted from development manager to HR director for AlliedGlass Containers, the glass-packing division of Associated British Foods. Hejoined the firm in 1993 as personnel manager and, since then, has been integralto the company’s HR and training strategies. Prior to joining Allied GlassContainers, Smith worked in the UK and overseas for organisations includingBritish Tissues and the SmithKline Corporation. Comments are closed. PeopleOn 29 Oct 2002 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.