ARGUS APPOINTS TWO SENIOR TEAM MEMBERS

Posted by on Jun 26, 2014 in Local News & Alerts | 0 comments

ARGUS RESTRUCTURING TO INCREASE FOCUS ON CLIENT NEEDS AND REQUIREMENTS

In a step to restructure operations to focus more on client needs and requirements, the Argus Group today announces two appointments to its senior management team. Wanda Richardson has been promoted to a newly created role of Executive Vice President, Client Solutions. In addition, Kellianne Smith has been appointed as Head of Global Human Resources and Organisational Development.

Alison Hill, Chief Executive Officer for The Argus Group, says: “Wanda and Kellianne bring a fresh client-focused perspective to the senior management team to enable us to put the interests of Bermuda’s employers first. Our clients have told us that they want an employee benefits provider who understands the challenges they face to help them navigate Bermuda’s rapidly changing environment. As a result, we are restructuring our operating model by increasing our client focus to deliver solutions that clients truly value. Wanda and Kellianne’s backgrounds will help us to ensure that client insight is infused into decision making throughout the company, further enforcing the Argus Group’s mantra, Our Interest is You.”

Ms Richardson joined Argus in 2007 as the Vice President of Organisational Development and has over 20 years of experience in organisational development and human resources. She has lead a wide variety of change management initiatives involving strategic planning, organisational redesign, performance benchmarking and business process engineering. She joined Argus from PricewaterhouseCoopers in Bermuda, where she held the position of Organisational Development Lead Consultant in the Human Resources Practice.

In her new role at Argus, Ms Richardson will be responsible for the implementation of holistic strategies and solutions designed to optimise the Argus client experience. She will also oversee the Bermuda sales, customer service centre and global marketing operations. Ms Richardson holds a Master’s Degree in Industrial/Organisational Psychology from New York University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology/Economics from Howard University. She is a member of the Selection Committee for the Bermuda Human Rights Commission.

Talking about her appointment, Wanda says: “It has been a genuine pleasure working at Argus and I am pleased to continue my journey in this newly created role. My overall aim is to infuse client insight into the high-level decision making process to not only ensure the delivery of world-class service, but also to continually improve on this from our client’s perspective.”

Kellianne Smith joins Argus as Head of Global Human Resources and Organisational Development, and is responsible for leading the global operations of the human resources, organisational development, and administration services team in Bermuda. She also has joint reporting responsibility for the HR/OD resources in the Gibraltar and Malta offices.

Ms Smith brings over 15 years’ experience in strategic human resource management, recruitment, employee relations/negotiations, and training and leadership development, which was primarily gained in the hospitality industry.  Prior to joining Argus, she was Director of Human Resources at The Fairmont Hamilton Princess. Ms Smith holds a bachelor’s degree in human resources and psychology from the University of North Carolina. She is a member of the Board of Immigration.

Speaking on her appointment, Kellianne Smith says: “It is a privilege to be working for an organisation that prides itself on delivering truly consistent, premium client services. This is a constantly evolving industry and client needs are ever changing. I have great respect for Argus and look forward to using my experience in hospitality, where service and client satisfaction are paramount, to add to the client experience.

ARGUS UNDERGOES SENIOR TEAM RESTRUCTURE TO INCREASE FOCUS ON CLIENT NEEDS AND REQUIREMENTS
From left to right:
Wanda Richardson, Executive Vice President, Client Solutions
Alison Hill, Chief Executive Officer for The Argus Group
Kellianne Smith, Head of Global Resources and Organisational Development

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