Weightmans welcomes new HR Director to its board for the first time
National law firm Weightmans has appointed Helen Taylor as Human Resources Director.
Helen joins the firm from multi-million pound insurance company esure Group, where she spent five years as HR director, responsible for around 2000 people. During her time at esure, Helen oversaw the People strategy including reward, recruitment, engagement, talent and succession planning, also taking over responsibility for the Facilities and Internal Communications teams in the latter part of her time there.
Helen has worked in HR for most of her career and has latterly worked at executive level. Her experience spans the insurance, finance and retail industries, with senior HR positions at RSA, Next and Co-operative Financial Services. She is a Non-Executive Director and Council Member at the University of Salford.
Based in Weightmans’ Liverpool Headquarters, Helen will lead and support the firm’s Human Resources , Knowledge and Learning and Development departments, helping the firm to deliver its people strategy. She will also be the first ever HR Director to sit on the Weightmans Board.
“People, values, culture and collaboration are all really important to me and although a business’ main objective is to provide a great service to clients and generate profit, the culture and the people are the core of its operation – Weightmans certainly shares this ethos and I am delighted to join a business that truly puts people first.”
Weightmans Managing Partner John Schorah said:
“The implementation of our bold people and talent strategy is key to supporting out clients, achieving our goals and delivering further growth. Our people, their development and success are so important to us, and appointing our HR Director to the main board for the first time is a testament to our commitment of putting our people and clients at the heart of everything we do.
“Helen is an excellent addition to the board – her wealth of experience, enthusiasm and results-driven focus will add real strategic value to the wider business. We are thrilled to welcome her to the firm.”