CFC, a UK-based insurance company, has appointed Nichola Archibald as the Interim Chief People Officer, effective from February 2024.
In her new role, Nichola brings over 25 years of experience across BFSI, Consulting, and Oil & Gas sectors. She will be responsible for spearheading people strategy, engagement, and workplace culture initiatives.
Before her appointment, Nichola has been serving as an executive coach as part of NARC Consulting Ltd and her own company, Work Stories Coaching. Prior to that, she worked with Archibald Flynn as the HR Consultant and Company Director, Hannover Re as the Head of HR, Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) as the HR Business Partner, and Bupa International as the Lead HR Consultant. She also worked with Marks & Spencer, Homebase, RSA, ABN AMRO Bank, and BP in key roles. Her core competencies include, succession planning, performance management, talent management, executive coaching, employee engagement, HR consulting, employee relations, strategic HR, HR policies, and change management.
Sharing significant plans for CFC with Nichola’s appointment on the leadership team, Group CEO Louise O’Shea said, “As we take the next steps forward on our journey, it is more important than ever that we invest even more in our people. This will involve introducing new policies and procedures to create an environment in which our people can thrive and ensuring our HR team has the leadership they need to help drive these new initiatives through the business. Nicky has a wealth of experience working with companies to establish and implement their People strategy, drive employee engagement, and cultivate a positive workplace culture. I couldn’t be more delighted to welcome her to our team and look forward to working together to ensure our people continue to love what they do and how they do it.”
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Nichola added, “I’m excited to work closely with my colleagues as we evolve our culture and capabilities to the next stage, positioning the business for continued growth and success.”