Bibby Financial Services (BFS) has appointed Paul Lomas as its global HR director.
He is tasked with developing and implementing the business’s global HR operating model in line with its global growth strategy.
Joining BFS from Oxford University Press, where he held the role of group HR director, Lomas (pictured) has over 30 years’ experience working within businesses of all size, including Lucent Technologies, Abbey Santander and specialist staffing business, SThree.
Prior to joining Oxford University Press, Lomas was HR director at WorldPay, where he was responsible for creating and implementing a HR agenda delivering transformational performance across the organisation following the private equity buy-out from RBS.
Lomas said: “As one of the foremost independent financial services partners for SMEs, I am delighted to join BFS at a time of significant growth.
“Retaining and acquiring leading talent is at the heart of BFS’s strategy and this is reflected in our inclusion in the Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For poll over the past seven years, in addition to our high level of employee engagement.
“We have ambitious growth plans over the coming years and we are committed to developing a commercially-focused people strategy that delivers for our business, colleagues and the communities in which we work.”
David Postings, global chief executive of BFS, added: “Our ambition is to be the financial services company with which every ambitious business would love to work, and it’s therefore essential that we attract, retain and develop leading industry talent. I’m delighted to welcome Paul to BFS to drive forward our international operating model and talent strategy.”