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Commsworld appoints HR Director Denise McDonnell to the Board

Commsworld is delighted to announce that the company’s Human Resources Director Denise McDonnell has joined the Board.

Denise has more than 20 years’ experience in HR, gained in a career that has included senior roles across organisations in the public, private and the third sector.

She joined Edinburgh-headquartered Commsworld two and a half years ago, tasked with leading the company’s HR department through an unprecedented period of growth and change.

The result has been to create a robust HR service from which the company has been able to recruit,  retain and engage a highly skilled workforce – who in turn are key to securing sizeable new contracts.

These include multi-million pound public sector contracts with Northumberland County Council, North Lanarkshire Council and Renfrewshire Council as well as providing connectivity across a number of high-profile events such as the inaugural 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships, COP26, the Euro 2020 football championships, TRNSMT, and the World Pipe Band Championships.

Denise said: “I am very proud to join the Commsworld Board. I look forward to adding a unique HR perspective and voice to discussions at Board level, using my skills and experience in HR from not only Commsworld, but a wide cross section of businesses and organisations spanning a diverse range of sectors.

“During my time with the business, Commsworld has been through an amazing transition in both size and shape. The company invested in developing its HR function to represent this, improving the overall employee experience – befitting a more mature, growing business.

“Commsworld is now a company with a strong infrastructure of support and delivery functions, and we continue to invest in and develop our people in line with the growth trajectory. I look forward to working with the Board to continue to grow on these excellent foundations that have been laid.”

Steve Langmead, Commsworld Chief Executive, said: “Denise brings with her a wealth of valuable experience and skills to an already very strong Board at Commsworld. She has helped to build an excellent HR function from the bones up at the company, and she will add tremendous value in what is a very important period for Commsworld as we continue to grow our operations across the UK.”

Lisa Baker is Group Editor for the Need to See IT Publishing Group. Lisa writes about HR, Technology, Health, the Environment and Business.
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