Andrew Dodman, chief operating officer, University of Sheffield
HR magazine, September 18, 2017
Andy Dodman is chief operating officer at The University of Sheffield
Until recently he was the chief HR and corporate officer, and before that the director of human resources at the university. In his new role Dodman keeps the HR brief and since 2011 has led the university’s people strategy and service delivery for its 8,000 staff, focusing on the attraction, growth and engagement of world-class talent. Dodman has particularly emphasised the importance of personal health, happiness and wellbeing in the workplace.
His team has received external recognition for the breadth and creativity of their contributions, including from the CIPD, Universities HR, Times Higher Education, The Guardian, Opportunity Now, HR Excellence Awards and Stonewall. Under his leadership Sheffield is the only university to appear in the Sunday Times Best Companies To Work For list.
Dodman frequently provides advice to a number of other UK and international universities on leadership development, change management, governance and executive pay. He also mentors a number of other HR directors. He is a trustee director of a pension scheme and chairs the university's HR and wellbeing subsidiary business, Juice.
Prior to joining the university Dodman held several HR positions within the voluntary sector, housing associations and the NHS.
Dodman was educated at the University of Bath (BSc) and the University of Leeds (MBA) and is a chartered fellow of the CIPD. He was shortlisted for HR director of the Year in the 2015 HR Excellence Awards.
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