The Caring Homes Group has appointed Liz Willis to the new position of Head of Learning and Development.
Liz Willis joined the Caring Homes Group at the end of 2009 and is responsible for the learning and development strategy across the group including Consensus, Caring Homes, Curate, Cheshire House and Head Office operations.
She joins the Caring Homes Group with a phenomenal wealth of knowledge and experience from a career based in the world of retail. Liz’s career has been customer service led with a number of organisations, including most recently Asda, where she spent 14-years’ in various roles.
During her time with Asda, Liz was a People Manager in eight different Supercentres, and a Regional People Manager, responsible for the Supercentres across Essex. Liz also worked with the ‘Asda Living Stores’ operation and was responsible for building and developing the HR Strategy for the New Business.
Moving to work with George Clothing, based in Lutterworth, Liz spent 18 months developing and implementing a Talent Strategy including the ‘George Academy’, a specialist suite of training that is now being exported to the George Global Markets. In addition to George, Liz then became responsible for training within the Asda Distribution network and was responsible for developing an internal ‘Distribution Academy for over 900 managers.
Liz’s achievements across the Asda group are vast, having worked across all four business areas. This has given her an in-depth understanding of business needs and strategy. Liz was looking for her next challenge to continue the passion she has for learning development, and with her highly tuned leadership skills she wished to apply them to another area of industry for her own personal development and fulfilment.
Commenting on her recent appointment, Liz said: “My role is expansive, and I am looking forward to getting to know and understand the company, the business and the teams, and shaping these for the future benefit of the Caring Homes Group.
“It will take me some time to get around to meeting everyone, but to date everybody is extremely passionate and enthusiastic about what they do. The company has a very warm culture and one that I intend to nurture and develop, encouraging people to work together as one team and to ‘be the very best they can be’!
“It is a really exciting challenge and one that I relish. I have so much to give, and wish to foster and develop every aspect of talent we have in the Caring Homes Group.”
Image caption: Liz Willis is the new Head of Learning and Development for the Caring Homes Group.
7th January 2010
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