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Bright Horizons UK is pleased to announce the appointment of Paul Kennedy as Director of Human Resources. Paul joins Bright Horizons from Caffé Nero where he spent three years as Group HR Director.
Paul has over 30 years’ experience in HR, working in a variety of roles in the travel, technology, sports and retail industries, spanning both the public and the private sectors.
Reporting to Carole Edmond, Managing Director, Bright Horizons UK, Paul will take up his new role over the summer and will be responsible for leading the company’s people strategy, an essential part of Bright Horizons continued success.
Announcing the appointment, Carole Edmond said: “The Bright Horizons culture is a critical part of our company; as a people business we recognise how vital it is that our employees feel motivated and engaged. By asking Paul to join the team and bring his considerable experience of providing HR leadership in a global environment, we believe our people and through them our business will continue to flourish. Paul’s appointment to strengthen our Leadership Team will allow Bright Horizons to continue to innovate across our nursery portfolio and ground-breaking back-up care and support services.”
Paul expressed his delight with joining the Bright Horizons team: “For me joining the team of a company which has such a strong focus on work life solutions and improving retention and engagement through developing employees’ wellbeing is fantastic. It is clear that Bright Horizons is determined to provide the optimum solution for its people, clients and the 15,000 families that it looks after here in the UK. This is an exciting and inspiring agenda which I am proud to contribute towards.”