The UK’s largest property management firm, FirstPort, has appointed Mandy Ferries as the new Director of Human Resources. She will lead and support FirstPort’s 3,200 members of staff based at sites across the UK.
Mandy joins from Amazon, where she supported the company’s international human resources programme responsible for European customer service, as well as other global HR projects. Prior to Amazon, she was Head of HR for JD Wetherspoon Plc for nearly 10 years providing HR support for 25,000 employees working across 900 sites.
Mandy is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and brings with her a wealth of experience in leading responsive and innovative HR functions for large employers.
Commenting on her new appointment, Mandy said “I am very excited to be taking on this role with responsibility for such a forward thinking and ambitious team of people. With over 4,000 developments and 3,200 members of staff across the country, an effective HR strategy is a key part of any multi-site business and I look forward to ensuring the team continues to deliver industry leading customer service”.
Nigel Howell, CEO said: “It is important to us to find the right HR leader to support and guide our vision for our staff and I believe we’ve found the perfect person to execute this in Mandy. We are firmly committed to staff development and training, so we’re delighted to have such an experienced professional on board to lead staff development.”