Siemens UK & Ireland has appointed Crossrail’s former talent & resources director as its new director of human resources.
Valerie Todd will start on October 1 following the retirement of Toby Peyton-Jones.
Prior to joining Crossrail she was the managing director of group services at Transport for London, responsible for procurement, property and facilities, human resources and equality & diversity for the whole of the organisation.
She is also a former UK government advisor on skills and employment as a commissioner at the UK Commission for Employment and Skills.
In 2014 Valerie Todd was awarded a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for services to skills, employment and promoting equality.
Siemens UK CEO Juergen Maier said: “[Valerie] joins Siemens at an exciting time as we unlock the opportunities of this fourth digital industrial revolution. I am sure Valerie is going to make a substantial contribution to our company.”
He added: “I would like to pay tribute to Toby Peyton-Jones for his major contribution to steering the development of Siemens over many years. In moving on from his role as HR director he will continue to represent Siemens externally in the crucial field of ‘Skills, Education and the Future of Work’ a topic area where he is already a well-established national voice.”