Northcoders grows senior leadership team with appointment of new HR Director

Date: 27/03/2024
Author: Northcoders
Company: Northcoders

Manchester-headquartered Northcoders – one of the UK's premier coding bootcamp providers – has appointed Sarah Byrne as its new HR Director. Sarah has over 20 years’ HR experience and has joined Northcoders from SysGroup PLC UK MSP where she was Head of People. Prior to that, she held global HR positions at at Qurate Retail Group and QVC.

As a strategic leader, Sarah is an expert in developing and implementing comprehensive people plans that are fully aligned with a company’s vision and goals. Her primary focus at Northcoders will be on driving ongoing cultural transformation to ensure it builds on its commitment of being a truly inclusive workplace. She will also be managing employee engagement, nurturing talent by helping to foster an environment where people thrive and contribute to organisational growth, and she will be working with the board on key change projects.

Sarah is a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Personal Development, she has a Business & Management BSc, and holds the Institute of Leadership and Management’s Level 5 Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring qualification which is designed for managers with responsibility for coaching and mentoring as part of their day-to-day role.

Sarah said: “Northcoders is a culture-first company, so my priority will be on developing and deploying a focused and strategic people strategy. The business is going through an exciting growth period so we must adapt, innovate and put the team at the forefront of everything we do. Northcoders’ people are its most valuable asset, so I want to help foster a unique employee experience that attracts, grows and retains passionate talent from all walks of life, whilst cultivating a high performing, thriving, and inclusive culture.

Sarah added: "I see elevating and celebrating what we do well as a core part of my job so collectively - with my colleagues – I want to identify opportunities to creatively drive improvements that will enhance the employee journey and ultimately build an even stronger, healthier culture.”

Charlotte Prior – CFO Northcoders Group PLC. - said: “Sarah is a highly experienced, respected and talented HR specialist so we are delighted to welcome her to the business. We have always put the wellbeing of our people at the front and centre of our operations, but having her expertise will help us take that to the next level.”