Andrew Dodman named influential practitioner 


Congratulations are due to Andrew Dodman, Director of Human Resources, who has been named in the top ten of HR Magazine’s 2015 HR most influential practitioners.

The HR Most Influential ranking, which is supported by Ceridian and Open University Business School, recognises the HR practitioners and thinkers who are pushing the field of people strategy forward.

This year is the 10th anniversary of the annual ranking.

Andrew joined the University in 2004, and since taking up the role of Director of Human Resources in 2011 he has led the University’s strategy and service delivery, with a particular emphasis on the importance of personal health, happiness and wellbeing in the workplace. The team has received external recognition for the creativity of their work, including from the CIPD, Universities HR (UHR), The Times Higher Education (THE), The Guardian, Personnel Today awards, HR Excellence Awards and Stonewall.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir Keith Burnett said: "I am delighted that Andy Dodman's creativity, leadership and commitment to our University has been recognised in this way.

"A University is only as strong as the staff who teach students, carry out research, and who support vital work from running our libraries and laboratories to student accommodation and IT provision. Andy understands this, and is tireless in his efforts to help our University be a leading employer regionally and nationally, with a reputation for attracting excellent staff and for helping them reach their potential.

“Andy has been deservedly recognised as a leader in his field.”