Chief people officer Alan Sheppard has taken up the post of Vice President for the Healthcare People Management Association (HPMA).
Alan succeeds the role from Morven Smith, Director of Workforce and OD at County Durham and Darlington. He says he is excited for the challenge ahead.
Alan said: “The HPMA is a national network aimed at being the professional voice of HR in health care. My post as VP is to represent North East and North Cumbria HR practitioners.
“It’s an exciting time for HR as we start to work towards recovery. And the NHS is really in a prime position to attract some great HR professionals.
“It would be remiss of me not to acknowledge the hard work of our workforce team during the last year. I am exceptionally proud of the efforts employed by everyone in the team in responding at pace in what was an exceptionally challenging year.
“I took on the challenge of the HPMA role confident that the knowledge and insight of everyday HR practice is employed in such a way here. That I will be able to tap into up-to-the-hour understanding of innovations and challenges that constantly evolve for our discipline”.
Alan took up the post in October 2020 and joins 12 other chairs who support their networks right across the UK. Watch this space for more updates and contributions.