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Nucleus appoints new head of people & development


Nucleus, the adviser-built wrap, has appointed Kirsty Lynagh as its new head of people & development. 

Lynagh, who will join the business on Monday, 18 May 2015, will be responsible for the management of the people & development function within Nucleus.

A newly-established role to reflect the significant growth of the business over the past 12 months, Lynagh will report directly to Nucleus managing director, Stuart Geard and will be part of the management team.

She joins Nucleus from RBS, where she held the position of organisational effectiveness consultant. Previously, she worked across a number of HR roles in Australia for the award-winning Super Retail Group and spent seven years with EY (formerly Ernst & Young) in London, in both the EY learning & organisational development team and the EY leadership development team. 

Lynagh is a graduate of London Metropolitan University with an honours degree in business studies. She also holds a postgraduate diploma in personnel & development and is a member of the International Coach Federation and a chartered member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development. Her specialist skills include employee engagement, talent management, leadership development and business & career coaching.

Nucleus managing director Stuart Geard, says: “Over the past year, the business has grown significantly and our latest set of financial results, issued this week, reflects that growth. Our people are integral to the ongoing success of the business and in keeping with this, our people & development activity must continue to evolve. Talent management, leadership development, staff engagement, training & development, culture and values are just a few of the key areas we are committed to investing in now and in the future.

“Kirsty’s appointment to this new role as head of people & development is a reflection of how seriously we take that commitment as a business and I’m confident the experience and knowledge Kirsty brings to the position will ensure our people & development team is expertly resourced to meet the needs of both our growing staff and the platform.” 

Lynagh says: “To be joining Nucleus as head of people & development is a fantastic opportunity. I’m delighted to be joining a business as vibrant and energetic as Nucleus which is a firm clearly devoted to encouraging, motivating and developing its team and its culture.

“Working with the rest of the people & development team at Nucleus, my goal is to help support the growth of the business by ensuring staff are inspired and supported to continue to deliver for its adviser community and beyond.”

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