Andrew Dodman, chief HR and corporate officer, University of Sheffield


Andrew Dodman
Andrew Dodman, chief HR and corporate officer, University of Sheffield
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Andy Dodman is chief HR and corporate officer at The University of Sheffield, a world leading higher education institution committed to the goal of changing the world for the better through the power and application of ideas and knowledge.

He was previously the director of human resources. Since 2011, Dodman has led the university’s HR strategy and service delivery for its 7,000 staff, focusing on the attraction, growth and engagement of world class talent. Dodman has particularly emphasised the importance of personal health, happiness and wellbeing in the workplace.

His team has received external recognition for the breadth and creativity of their contribution, including from the CIPD, Universities HR (UHR), The Times Higher Education (THE), The Guardian, Opportunity Now, HR Excellence Awards & Stonewall.

Dodman frequently provides advice to a number of other UK and international universities on leadership development, change management, governance and executive pay. He also mentors a number of other HR directors. This year, Dodman launched a new commercial business offering a vibrant and innovative system for delivering health and wellbeing at work.

Prior to joining the University, Dodman held several HR positions within the voluntary sector, housing associations and the NHS.

Dodman was educated at the University of Bath (BSc) and the University of Leeds (MBA) and is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD). He was shortlisted for HR director of the Year in the 2015 HR Excellence Awards.

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