Moy Park boss wins HR award

Moy Park’s Mike Mullan received the HR award from Lynn Carson, chair of CIPD Northern Ireland

Moy Park’s executive director Mike Mullan has been named HR director of the year in the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) Northern Ireland Awards 2017. 

Mullan, who is responsible for Moy Park’s HR and organisation development across Europe, won the award for leading the business through change. The award judges praised his performance in  “achieving significant organisational transformation at the top 10 food company”.

Also hightlighted were what were described as Mullan’s big impacts on commercial outcomes and the development of people at the firm and the wider community in which the business operates. 

Commercial outcomes

In addition to his work with Moy Park’s executive leadership team, Mullan works with a number of government and industry bodies geared to supporting people’s personal development and growth potential. Those included the Confederation of British Industry Northern Ireland, the UK National Skills Academy for Food & Drink, and the Norhtern Ireland Food and Drink Sector Skills Council.  

Responding to the award, Mullan said: “The CIPD is focused on people development and driving outstanding HR practices so it is an honour to be recognised by the industry in this way.

‘Outstanding HR practices’

“Moy Park’s success is built on the talent of its people and it’s a privilege to help harness and nurture this talent as part of Moy Park’s executive team by championing industry leading organisational and HR development.”

The CIPD is the professional body for experts in people at work. The organisation operates offices in the UK, Ireland, Middle East and Asia and works with more than 140,000 members worldwide.

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