Buckles names Sharon Sherriff human resources director

Buckles human resources directorNational law firm Buckles has appointed Sharon Sherriff human resources director.

As a member of the senior management team, Sherriff will help build a strong and coherent people strategy to support the organisation’s growth ambitions, using her understanding of the client, commercial and operational imperatives of business, and leadership experience. She previously held similar roles at venture capital backed start-ups and across the Royal Mail Group.

Sherriff said: “At Buckles, we have a strong, confident senior management team that reflects this same attitude to growing the firm and its people. It is critical businesses recognise the need to transform the HR function from one solely focused on people processes, to being a central pillar of their growth strategy – Buckles has recognised this and also the importance of the employee value proposition in our recruitment efforts. I believe this opportunity allows me to make a real difference and help turn Buckles into the business I know it can be.”

Duncan Jackson, chief executive officer at Buckles, added: “We recognise the need to retain and recruit talented individuals who appreciate the culture of our firm. Appointing Sharon, with her wealth of knowledge and experience outside the legal sector, signals our commitment to drive change within our business and continue to do things a little differently to other law firms. Her unique experience of change in fast-paced start-up environments and ability to ensure people become and remain engaged across multiple locations and multiple disciplines, made here a natural selection for this role.

“It is clear Sharon is not only very knowledgeable of the HR environment, but is one of those unique individuals who understands how building a strong, engaged and unified workforce can support the broader growth strategy of our business. Her ability to anticipate potential challenges and develop simple yet effective plans to address risks before they become issues, instils confidence throughout the firm.”