DAVID PARKINSON

David Parkinson

David is a specialist HR Director. He has designed and implemented change strategies across different organisations and sectors, dealing with various different cultures and organisational structures. David  is currently working with organisations on their people and change strategies.

Experience

David has amassed considerable business knowledge and experience, having worked for over 40 years in the automotive, food and beverage industries. David started his career in the motor-distribution sector(VW, Audi, Mercedes) where he was responsible for operational management, payroll, IT, and staff training.

Following this, David joined Unilever where between 1971 and 1981 he held the positions of Personnel Manager of Urney Chocolates, HB Ice Cream, and Bird’s Eye Frozen Foods, consecutively. During this time, David managed significant restructuring and change management programmes within each of these Unilever businesses.

Subsequently, David moved into the beverage industry and was appointed HR Director of Gilbey’s of Ireland where he was responsible for the overall employee / people agenda across each of its businesses. David designed and implemented various change strategies across the Gilbey’s business and was heavily involved in all of the company’s merger, integration and acquisition activities for many years.

David has also gained extensive experience in the HR areas of performance management, trade union negotiations, industrial relations, remuneration structures, outsourcing/rationalisation, succession planning and team building at the executive/board level.

Companies David has worked for:

Motor distributors (VW, Audi, Mercedes)
Urneys
H.B Ice Cream
Birds Eye Frozen Foods (Unilever)
Gilbey’s of Ireland Group (Diageo)
Gilbey’s of Northern Ireland
Baileys Manufacturing Co.
Baileys International Marketing Company
Grand Metropolitan Finance Ireland

Key Skills

HR Management
Business Strategy & Planning
General Management
Change Management
Communications Management
International Marketing

Sectors

Automotive
Frozen Foods
Beverages
Education

Key Skills

HR Management
Business Strategy & Planning
General Management
Change Management
Communications Management
International Marketing

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Sectors

Automotive
Frozen Foods
Beverages
Education

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