HR chief gets top job at LogicaCMGOn 11 Feb 2003 in Personnel Today Jim McKenna, one of the country’s most influential HR professionals, hasbeen made chief executive of merged technology company LogicaCMG’s UK andIreland operations. The appointment of McKenna, 47 – formerly group HR director of Logica –follows its merger with rival CMG at the end of December. A spokesman for LogicaCMG said as group HRD, McKenna already had operationalresponsibility for the Asia Pacific region, so moving up to head the UKoperation, which employs 7,000 people, was a natural step. “Most of the critical challenges coming up are about integrating bothorganisations as well as ensuring the ongoing robustness of the business,”he said. “It is powerful that we now have a guy with such an HR background andan understanding of integration in charge.” In November, when the merger was announced, Logica said it planned to shed1,400 jobs worldwide, but no decisions had yet been made on what jobs, if any,would go in the UK, said the spokesman. As group HRD, McKenna was Britain’s fourth highest business earner in 2001and was listed third in last year’s Personnel Today list of top 40 people inHR. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed.