HCML appoints head of HR

Rehabilitation treatment and care management provider HCML has hired Pauline Cunningham (pictured) as head of HR.

Cunningham has more than 25 years of HR experience, and will be responsible for delivering a people plan that enables the firm to meet its strategic goals and drive profitable growth. She will also be driving a culture of wellbeing, engagement and high performance.

Cunningham set up the HR department for specialist investment management firm River and Mercantile. In the eight years she was there, she implemented its recruitment, performance management, HR and payroll system, and designed policies and procedures for global rollout. Prior to this, she spent 12 years at Morgan Stanley and three at Linklaters.

Cunningham said: “HCML is very quickly becoming a powerful leader in the healthcare sector. With the opportunities coming our way, having the right people in place and embedding a culture of openness and understanding will be absolutely key. I’m thrilled to be joining the business to help lead this programme.”

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Nick Delaney, chief executive officer of HCML, added: “Pauline is passionate about people and their wellbeing, and is skilled in driving transformation. She is motivated to provide the best employee experience by encouraging open communication, opportunities to share ideas for positive change and listening and responding to the needs of employees and the business.

“It’s these attributes, coupled with her strategic approach, which make her the right HR leader to enable HCML’s next stage of business growth and expansion.”