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Meet the People and Organisational Development Senior Management Team.

Adèle MacKinlay - Director of People, Organisational Development and EDI

Adèle has worked in senior HR positions in Financial Services and Higher Education in the UK and in the US.  She joined Loughborough University in 2018.‌

Anne Lamb - Deputy Director of Human Resources and Organisational Development

‌Prior to arriving at Loughborough University in 2002, Anne worked at British Gas and Leicester City Council. Anne was initially employed as a HR Advisor at Loughborough, however during her time here Anne has supported many different areas within the University. Anne’s responsibilities include Reward, Payroll and Pensions, Employee Relations, Recruitment and HR Systems Support.

Ffyona Baker - Director of Organisational Development

Ffyona joined Loughborough in June 2019 following an extensive career in Organisational Development (OD), Transformation and HR. Ffyona has held a number of senior positions across a range of sectors including public, private and not-for-profit organisations but is most passionate about her time in FE and HE.
Ffyona leads the Organisational Development, Centre for Academic Practice and Technology Enhanced Learning teams and works with stakeholders across the University to develop and support a range of professional and academic development approaches that support the achievement of our priorities here at Loughborough. The Organisational Development Directorate is recently formed and is building on the work of the People Strategy through the development of a comprehensive OD plan that aims to support individuals, teams and the University with change and transformation.     ‌

Prof Neil Budworth - Director of Health, Safety and Wellbeing

Neil’s role is to provide high level support to assist the University and its staff in developing Health, Safety, Risk and Occupational Health policy and strategy, and then help to turn that strategy into reality through best practice.
He is responsible for the overall management of the Health, Safety, Risk and Occupational Health function.

Neil Has broad experience of the Management of Health and Safety and Occupational Health from his time in industry.  He is a past president of the Institution of Occupational Health (IOSH) and the current Chair of the Universities Health and Safety Association (USHA).

Neil has been a visiting Professor of Health and Safety in the Design School for a number of years and continues to hold that role.  He is also a lay member of the board of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine.

Lynne Warwick - Head of HR Partnering

Lynne leads the HR Partnering team, who work closely with the Deans and Heads of Service to improve organisational performance. This includes advising on change projects and complex people issues. They are also responsible for formal case management, keeping the University people policies and procedures up to date and processing changes to employment contracts. The team work closely with Organisational Development and co deliver training courses. Lynne joined us in July 2019 and has held senior HR positions at several Universities. 

Pauline Matturi - HR Recruitment Manager

Pauline is the HROD Services Manager.  Her service leads the recruitment of all university professional and academic staff along with the essential administrative support that makes staff learning and development happen at Loughborough.  With a friendly, committed and diverse team, HRODS exists to make the candidate, new starter and learner experience as positive and welcoming as possible.
Pauline was the corporate development lead in a major local authority before her current posting and has over 30 years’ experience in HR and OD.  She has a passion for people, development and the University itself.

Dr Sarah Williamson - Assistant Director of the Centre for Academic Practice

Sarah is responsible for managing the Centre for Academic Practice and the Technology Enhanced Learning teams following the movement of the teams into the OD & HR function. Sarah has significant experience in these areas from both her time here at Loughborough but also prior organisations.
Sarah’s priorities include leading the teams to support the University to realise its teaching qualification aspirations for staff, and to ensure that we are helping to enable the digital strategy here at Loughborough.     
Sarah will be helping Ffyona to shape the new Organisational Development offering at Loughborough and working with key stakeholders to deliver a new and exciting offering.‌

Julie Ball - Payroll and Pensions Manager

‌Prior to joining the University in January 2018 Julie has experience working in both the private and public sector including PwC and Eversheds. Her role is to provide an employee focused payroll and pension service to the University and Imago whilst working closely with colleagues across HROD and Finance to attain compliance with UK legislation requirements.

Sam Hutchings - HR Data, Governance and Compliance Manager

Sam is the HR Data, Governance and Compliance Manager looking after the Workforce Information and Immigration Team. Sam has 15 years of HR experience working in both the private and public sector and joined the University in April. Her role is to provide specialist advice and support in all areas of staff data, governance and compliance. Sam work’s closely with other senior colleagues to shape the delivery of the University’s people strategy.

Jan Sutton - Head of Chaplaincy


Deacon Jan Sutton is the Loughborough University Chaplain. Jan is an ordained Methodist Minister who came to Loughborough in 2005. Head of the Centre for Faith and Spirituality, Jan leads the team of Volunteer Chaplains who represent many of the world faiths. Chaplains offer pastoral and spiritual support to all irrespective of faith or belief.  Chaplains are available 24/7.