Chief of Human Resources Appointed

Bermuda Hospitals Board (BHB) today announces the appointment of Christine Lloyd-Jennings as Chief of Human Resources (HR), effective today. Ms Lloyd-Jennings takes over from Paul Jones, who had held the position on an interim basis since 2011. The Chief of Human Resources reports to the Chief Executive Officer, Mrs Venetta Symonds, and is responsible for recruitment, organizational development (OD), training as well as student and volunteer services throughout BHB.

Ms Lloyd-Jennings is from the UK and brings over 15 years’ experience of working within the fields of operational and strategic HR management, OD and training within the healthcare field. She has significant experience of working at the National, Board and Executive levels in the National Health Service, as well as the private and voluntary sectors.

Prior to joining BHB, Ms Lloyd-Jennings had spent a year as the HR Transition Programme & Operations Director for the Department of Health, with responsibility for reforms affecting about 58,000 staff. From 2009 to 2011, she was the Director of HR for the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust, where she was invited to join a turnaround team to lead on the HR and OD agenda that saw a number of improvements implemented related to leadership, staff and training. Before 2009, Ms Lloyd-Jennings worked for Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust for six years and the Isle of Wight Healthcare NHS Trust for four years, in increasingly senior HR roles. Mrs Lloyd-Jennings’ previous experience also includes six years with Vikoma International Limited, an environmental engineering company.

Ms Symonds comments: “I am very pleased to welcome Ms Lloyd-Jennings to BHB and Bermuda, and thank Mr Jones for all he has done over the last year. Ms Lloyd-Jennings joins us with an exemplary record and proven experience in implementing improvements that support staff and leadership in the delivery high quality patient care. Our preparations for the transfer of acute care operations into the new facility in 2014 have a critical HR component that includes ensuring the correct skills mix in all functions, training staff in new procedures, and generally engaging and preparing the workforce for this major change. On the mental health side, our continued progress on implementing the mental health plan is also changing the way we deliver services. We require a Chief of HR with exceedingly strong, proven strategic and operational expertise, both of which Ms Lloyd-Jennings brings with her.”

A graduate of the Open University with at Bachelor of Science, Ms Lloyd-Jennings is a Member of the CIPD and holds a Diploma in Personnel Management and Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Management from the University of Portsmouth. Committed to continuous learning, Ms Lloyd-Jenning’s other qualifications include a Certificate in Management Consulting Essentials and the completion of courses on Improving Healthcare Delivery at the Harvard School of Public Health in the US and Improving Patient Care at the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus.

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