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University of the West of Scotland (UWS) has appointed a new Executive Director of Human Resources, who will join the University in November 2018.

Joanne Maguire, who is currently HR Director at City of Glasgow College, will provide strategic leadership to the University’s HR function.

As a core member of the Vice-Chancellor’s Executive Group, Joanne will also take a leading role in advising and guiding matters relating to the strategy and management of the University.

Joanne has vast experience in HR, and has spent over 17 years in managerial and leadership roles.

She has led the HR divisions of a number of high-profile, international organisations, including her position as Head of HR for global food manufacturing company, Bakkavör Group.

Professor Craig Mahoney, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of UWS, said: “We are delighted to announce the news of Joanne Maguire’s appointment as Executive Director of Human Resources.

“Joanne will provide strategic leadership of our HR service and will bring her extensive expertise to bear in helping to shape and drive the University’s ongoing organisational development."
UWS Principal Prof Craig Mahoney

“I know that Joanne will be a tremendous asset to UWS, with a core focus on working to ensure our valued staff continue to be well supported as we collectively pursue the delivery of our ambitious corporate strategy.”

Commenting on her appointment, Joanne said: “It is a privilege to be joining such an innovative and inspirational institution. I look forward to working with colleagues across the University to realise our strategic aims through our people.”