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Capita appoints Nicola McQueen to lead workplace services division

Capita has appointed Nicola McQueen as executive director of its Workplace Services division, which includes all of Capita’s HR and recruitment businesses.

Nicola has been managing director of Capita Resourcing since 2010 and her promotion is effective from 1 June 2016. She has also been appointed to Capita’s Executive Management Board.

Capita has seen significant growth in its resourcing businesses, launching new services internationally as well as supporting strategic acquisitions that have enhanced Capita’s existing services.

In her new role, Nicola will be responsible for the Recruiting Partnering Project, Capita’s high-profile partnership with the MOD to recruit Officers and Soldiers into the British Army and Army Reserve. She will also oversee several other large scale recruitment contracts in central and local government, as well as nuclear and financial services.

The division also includes a range of businesses that support clients through the whole employment life-cycle, providing pre-employment screening, employer branding, search and selection, temporary staffing, payroll administration and HR advice.

Dawn Marriott-Sims, Capita’s Joint Chief Operating Officer, said: “Nicola’s progression through the business and new role as Executive Director of Workplace Services division recognises her passion, talent and dedication to the Group.

“She has successfully grown her businesses and created excellent teams. She has a real passion for delivering an outstanding service to clients. Her promotion is a great example of the opportunities available to all within Capita, based on individual merit.

“I and my fellow Group Board colleagues are delighted to recognise her talent with this well-deserved promotion.”

Nicola McQueen said: “Capita’s expertise and experience in the recruitment sector is fantastic, and our businesses continue to go from strength to strength. Working in such a diverse business has really opened my eyes up to the possibilities we can create by bringing together complementary services.

“As we move into the second half of the year, I’m really excited about the opportunities we can offer our clients drawing not only on our existing experience in HR and recruitment and our new employer brand capabilities but also across wider Capita services.”