G4S appoints Joanne Smith as UK and Ireland HR director
International security services group G4S has appointed Joanne Smith as regional HR director for UK and Ireland.
She will take control of strategic leadership for the region, where there are some 48,000 employees managed by more than 50 different businesses.
Smith has had a wide-ranging international HR and commercial career. Until recently she was the HR director for Stansted Airport, and was one of the senior team involved in its £1.5 billion sale to Manchester Airports Group in February 2013.
Smith takes over from the Liz Ogden who has been covering the post part-time along with her role as G4S's director of organisational development.