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Former Human Resources Director of BBC North joins the University of Central Lancashire

The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) has appointed Kenneth Lee as its new Executive Director of Human Resources. He will take up his new role on 15 August 2016.

Ken, from Wilpshire, Blackburn, joins the University from BBC North where he has been HR Director since September 2008, leading the corporation’s HR agenda during and after the £800m implementation of the new BBC North organisation. Prior to this he worked in senior HR roles for HBOS, Halifax and British Aerospace.

Ken is a graduate of the University of Oxford with a First Class Honours Degree in Jurisprudence (Law and Philosophy).

Commenting on the new role Ken said: “I am delighted to have been appointed as the University’s new Executive Director of HR. This is a really exciting time to be joining a University whose ethos is clearly centred on staff engagement and shared core values."

 

I am delighted to have been appointed as the University’s new Executive Director of HR. We will help the University deliver its ambitious development plans through organisational development and culture change.

“I am looking forward to using my experience of working in large and dynamic organisations to lead a professional and flexible HR function. We will help the University deliver its ambitious development plans through organisational development and culture change.”

University Vice-Chancellor Professor Mike Thomas added: “I think Ken’s appointment is a real coup for the University and I’m delighted to welcome him to our new Executive Team. The University sector is evolving faster than ever but through initiatives like our £200 million Campus Masterplan development we are ready to face future challenges head on. Ken brings a wealth of experience and professional ability to the University which I am convinced will help us achieve our organisational development goals.”

Ken is married with two sons, aged 20 and 17. Outside work, he enjoys football (spectating and still playing), walking, reading and do-it-yourself house maintenance.

 


The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) has appointed Kenneth Lee as its new Executive Director of Human Resources.

Chris Theobald | 20 June 2016