Gill Murgatroyd


Human resources, organisation development and review, restructuring, mergers & acquisition, transformation, culture change, employee relations, outsourcing, facilitation, team building, HR strategy development and review, reward and recognition, job evaluation, salary benchmarking, executive and non-executive resourcing, psychometric profiling, assessment and development centres, employee engagement, leadership development, non-executive development, succession planning, coaching.


Gill is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD), with over 30 years’ HR experience, 15 of which as an Executive HR Director in Social Housing in both Wales and England. She is a BPS (British Psychological Society) accredited psychometric tester, provider of executive 360-degree feedback, and is also qualified in coaching and mentoring.

Gill has worked with and advised executive teams and leaders on a broad range of strategic and operational HR activities, and has led and implemented the organisation design, reward, learning and development and resourcing implications of many restructure, transformation, Tupe, and redundancy programmes.

Altair Assignments

  • Advised on and led the successful implementation of a significant restructuring and redundancy programme, resulting in 16% reduction in salary costs
  • Led executive team organisation design, restructurings, selection and redundancy programmes
  • Developed & led assimilation programme within group structure, including 3 simultaneous Tupe transfers
  • Led Tupe consultation and associated HR due diligence, following acquisition of maintenance organisation
  • Led and advised on large variety of restructuring programmes, including Contact Centre, Care & Repair, Supported Living schemes, Housing Services, and Support Services
  • Harmonised terms and conditions of employment, following a historical TUPE acquisition
  • Advised and led on the HR aspects of the acquisition of a repairs & maintenance company
  • Advised and led on many successful Tupe outsourcing transfers
  • Led the modernisation of existing terms and conditions of employment
  • Successful negotiations to improvements in redundancy policy, resulting in 34% reduction in redundancy costs for restructuring
  • Led external recruitment and onboarding of Executive Team and Non-Executive vacancies, including CEO, Director of Property and Director of Business Transformation, Board Chair, and 4 NED roles
  • Advised and consulted on successful change of shift patterns and increase in hours within care home structure, resulting in 16% reduction in overtime costs
  • Carried out a strategic reward review, agreed recommendations and implementation plan for new job evaluation scheme, grading structure and salary benchmarking
  • Advised and serviced a governance & remuneration committee
  • Implemented a new grading structure
  • Conducted a strategic review and transformation of existing HR services
  • Designed and facilitated executive team building and strategy planning
  • Developed and implemented a talent management strategy, including succession planning & coaching framework
  • Led the development and implementation of a new competency framework
  • Developed and led a behavioural change programme, resulting in increase in customer satisfaction levels by 8%.


• Executive Director of Skills & Enterprise - Weaver Vale Housing Trust
• Director of Human Resources - Pennaf Housing Group
• Senior HR roles –Yorkshire Water, Marks & Spencer Money, BHP Billiton Ltd, Bayer PLC, Volvo Cars, Thorn EMI, MOD and Aviva
• Independent Member – Independent Welsh Pay Review Body, Standards Committee (North Wales Fire & Rescue Authority, Isle of Anglesey County Council)
• Trustee - Voluntary Services Council, Community Interest Company

Gill has also helped organisations to achieve Sunday Times Best Companies and Investors in People accreditation, as well as recognition in National Training and Personnel Today Awards:

• Sunday Times Top 100 Best Companies (2010, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
• Best Companies Two Star rating (2011, 2012, 2015, 2017, 2018) & Three Star (2016)
• Investors in People (IiP) Gold (2010, 2013)
• Personnel Today Awards Finalist Health At Work (2011)
• National Training Awards Finalist (2011, 2012)
• Institute of Welsh Affairs Business Awards Finalist (2012)

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