claire humphries

Retail Merchandising Services has appointed Claire Humphries as its first chief people officer.

The firm, based in Newport, has created the role as a result of significant growth within the business after MD Daniel O’Toole’s promotion in October last year. Since taking over, O’Toole has implemented a growth programme and restructure.

Humphries will be responsible for streamlining HR processes and recruitment targets, and has 19 years’ experience within human resources.

“This is an exciting time to be joining RMS. I am looking forward to working with Daniel and the RMS team in supporting the success of the business and working together to attract the best talent while maintaining our existing workforce,” said Humphries.

“RMS has a vast workforce across the UK, and I’m keen to strengthen this offering, instilling the revamped company values across the business and building a connection with all the individuals within the company.”

O’Toole added: “We’re delighted to welcome Claire to the team. Her experience will be invaluable in ensuring our ambitious recruitment and staff retention targets are met during a period of growth.”