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New HR Director for Acro

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Mary Lawrence has been appointed to the role of HR Director

Mary Lawrence has stepped into the role of Human Resources Director with Acro, consolidating the successful relationship she formerly enjoyed as independent consultant to the company, driving its change management projects and supporting the seamless move to new headquarters at Crick.

The appointment recognises Mary’s strength as a catalyst for business transformation and secures her continuing influence to support and further develop the diverse talents of its fast-growing workforce.

In her new capacity Mary will report directly to the CEO and will shape and lead Acro’s People Strategy and Change Management programs in addition to taking responsibility for the company’s HR Department, Health & Safety and Facilities functions.

She brings to Acro a wealth of experience gained in 25 years of building leadership capability and driving process improvement in public and private sector organisations, including banking, pharmaceutical, technology, manufacturing, aerospace, healthcare and the police.

Her specialism in leadership behaviour and performance improvement positioned her as trusted advisor to Chief Executives, directors, senior managers, high potentials and their teams across the UK & Ireland, Asia and America and Mary has a wealth of experience in experience in leading large-scale transformation programmes in global organisations.

Mary is licensed by the internationally acclaimed Juran Institute as a Master Facilitator in Strategic Planning, Quality Planning & Improvement and is a Licensed Trainer of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development.

- Announcing the appointment and welcoming Mary to her new role, Acro CEO Neil Cairns said

“We are delighted to reinforce our commitment to continuing growth and development with this important new appointment.  Mary’s enthusiasm, drive and exceptional talent will contribute significantly to our plans to achieve accelerated growth by enhancing organizational performance and capability.  Her passion to help colleagues at every level within the company to achieve their full potential, coupled with a capacity to bring humour, common sense and creativity to every task, set the tone for a happy and increasingly productive workplace.”