North P&I Club has appointed a new Global Director of People as part of a company-wide focus on driving forward leadership and development.
Dawn Robinson has joined the global marine insurer following
three years in a world-wide role at Nomad Digital and previous appointments with Sage PLC as well as Finland based
Outotec. Dawn brings with her a wealth of experience in change management, leadership and development, operations and employee relations.
Working with the senior operations team, Dawn will initially focus on delivering a leadership and development programme for North’s 370 staff over the next 18 months, 255 of which are based at North’s headquarters on Newcastle Quayside.
She will also be looking at succession planning and recruitment requirements as the club moves from consolidation to modest growth over the next few years.
Speaking about the appointment Dawn, said: “This is fantastic role, which will allow me to build on my global experience whilst working closely with the teams based locally in Newcastle. I have worked in similar cultures whereby we all have the same service-orientated values which are reflected in the loyalty of staff and low turnover. I’m truly excited to be joining such a long-standing business that has people front of mind and a clear service purpose to support its ship-owner members.”
The appointment comes following the retirement of Helen Henderson after 14 years’ service.
Alan Wilson, Joint Managing Director, commented, “A focus on leadership, development and on-going change management will form a natural remit for Dawn as they are aligned to her previous experience in a number of UK and international appointments. We are delighted to have her on-board at this exciting time in our development. I’d also like to take this opportunity to thank Helen for her hard-work and service over the last 14 years. She has been an extremely valuable member of the team and we wish her well in her retirement”