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Holy Family Catholic Multi Academy Trust appoints director of people and HR

Wirral-based multi academy trust, Holy Family Catholic Multi Academy Trust (HFCMAT) has announced Laura Morton will be joining the trust as the new director of people and human resources (HR).

Laura, who has worked in HR for over 20 years, joins the trust from a global organisation that provided legal, medical and technology services where she acted as head of HR for nine years.

Laura’s career began when she started providing admin support to HR teams. After discovering a real interest and passion for HR, Laura took on additional opportunities to advance her knowledge which culminated in her securing her post-graduate and master’s degree in HR.

Throughout her career, Laura has worked across a variety of sectors and advanced up the career ladder from HR advisor to her most recent role as head of HR.

During her time as a HR business partner, Laura worked with 47 schools across Wirral, Liverpool, Manchester and Kirklees, and she quickly discovered a real interest in the education sector. 

The director of people and HR role will see Laura spearhead recruitment, training and development opportunities, company culture, employee relations and talent acquisition across the trust.

Laura will also be responsible for maintaining a positive working culture that promotes productivity, creativity, innovation, and growth.  

When asked what attracted her to the trust, Laura said: “After nine years in my previous role, I was really keen to take on a new challenge when I saw the job vacancy for HFCMAT.

“I truly felt that the trust’s values aligned with my own, something that was really important to me. After working with schools in the past, I knew this was a sector that interested me, so this role felt like the perfect fit.”

Laura added: “I am delighted to join such a passionate and ambitious team at such a pivotal time in their growth journey. My role will support all aspects of the trust’s people and culture strategy and I look forward to what the future holds at HFCMAT.”

Six schools are part of the HFCMAT, including St John Plessington Catholic College in Bebington, St Mary’s Catholic College in Wallasey, St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School in Oxton, St Bernard’s Catholic Primary School in Ellesmere Port, St Augustine’s Primary School in Runcorn, and Our Lady of Pity Catholic Primary School in Greasby. 

CEO of HFCMAT, Andy Moor, said: “It is a pleasure to welcome Laura Morton into the HFCMAT family as the new director of people and HR.

“Her wealth of experience, core values and passion for education will make her an invaluable addition to the team. I look forward to what we will achieve together in the coming years.”

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