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Rod Cook BSc FCIPD

Over 30 years senior Human Resources experience in high technology multinationals

  • Built a successful personnel consultancy in biotechnology/healthcare
  • Helped over 40 start up companies get established
  • Built HR department supporting company growth from 90 to over 330 employees
  • Designed and run the premier remuneration survey for the UK BioIndustry
  • Designed and implemented three computerised personnel systems
  • Introduced the first flexible benefits scheme in the UK pharmaceutical industry
  • Introduced competency based behavioural interviewing
  • Company representative on external, national committees
  • Designed and implemented four Job Evaluation systems
  • Played major role in administering the closure of G D Searle’s UK R&D division .
  • Non executive Director of OBN

April 1996 – present Self Employed Consultant

1988 – 1996 British Biotech (in FTSE 100), Oxford – Head of Personnel

1986 – 1988 Alcan International, Banbury – Personnel Manager

1982 -1986 G D Searle and Co., High Wycombe – Personnel Manager

1980 – 1982 Copper Industry Service Bureau, Zambia – Senior Personnel Research Officer

1975 – 1980 GEC Avionics, Hertfordshire – Personnel Officer

1973 – 1975 GEC Avionics, Hertfordshire – Radar Engineer

Qualifications* *(1994) Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development

(1973) University of London, BSc in Computing and Physics

(1999) Test user occupational, Ability (old level A of the British Psychological Society)

(1988) Test user occupational, Personality ( Myers Briggs) (old level B)

Extensive PC computing skills