Julie Evans, Human Resource Information Systems Project Manager
“I moved hoping for a better quality of life and Manchester hasn’t disappointed! It has all the buzz and fun of a big city, more shops than you could wish for, the people are always friendly, my commute time to work has halved and I have some of the UK’s most beautiful countryside on my doorstep to enjoy – what more could you ask for!”
Julie is part of the HR Operations Team for EMEA. She is a systems and process specialist, overseeing employee data integrity in the HR PeopleSoft system, supporting the roll out of global and local HR technology solutions and process improvements. She joined BNY Asset Servicing in 2000 and approached the training department about the possibility of job shadowing – that turned into a three-year role during which time Julie gained a training qualification. She then took a sideways move to the HR function in order to study for a HR qualification. In 2010, HR Ops decided to relocate payroll and support functions to Manchester. Julie was able to assist in the relocation of this function and in 2012 requested a move to Manchester.
Jim Caulkett, Vice President, Group Manager, Manchester Client Services
“Manchester offers me so much for my young family with the Lake District, Peak District, Wales and even Scotland not too far away. The local schools have outstanding OFSTED reports and everyone is very friendly. Moving to Manchester was a good opportunity to reinvent client service delivery with guiding principles and a fresh canvass.”
Jim has been with BNY Mellon and has risen through the ranks, going from admin Clerk to a Senior Manager. He was responsible for transitioning Client Services from London to Manchester in 2008 and moved from London at the same time. Jim states quality of life as the primary advantage of moving to Manchester. The commute from Wilmslow to the city centre is less than half of what he was doing in London and the North West offers so much for him and his family. With great transport links to London, he still feels connected to his old life but with all the advantages the North has to offer.
Diane Round, Vice President, Transformation Manager, ASLD, BNY Mellon University (BKU)
“Personally, moving north has enabled my family to be closer to relatives in North Wales. We settled very quickly in Styal, a small village outside Manchester, with a 20 minute train commute to Piccadilly Gardens. We feel very lucky that we live in a small village community and our young children have settled very well in the small local school.”
Diane joined BNY Mellon in London in 1998 as a Conversion Specialist to implement the Institutional Accounting System. She was promoted to roles including Training Specialist, Training Consultant and Senior Training Consultant. For five years she travelled extensively delivering training and was promoted to ASLD T&D Business Partner for Non US Operations and Special Projects. In 2010 she returned from maternity leave and, after living in London for 17 years, relocated to Manchester. Diane works part-time as ASLD Transformation Manager, leading a team of consultants who partner with Project Managers, Line of Business Managers and SMEs to implement training solutions in support of location moves to GDCs and system conversion projects.
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