IDHL - the connected agency Group and leaders in digital, eCommerce and search marketing - has appointed Ben Turner in the newly created position of People Director to support team investment plans.
Employing over 340 people across its eight agencies and with rapidly growing teams, Turner joins IDHL’s senior management team to lead the development of a comprehensive people strategy designed to meet the future needs of the Group.
A Chartered Fellow of the CIPD with over 20 years of experience, he has spent time with Tesco Group, Well Pharmacy and most recently, Mckesson UK. During his time with Well Pharmacy, he was accountable for rebuilding the Talent and L&D functions. Turner then moved into the role of HR Director to lead various employee attraction and engagement initiatives, relaunching their graduate scheme, leadership programmes and developing industry-leading professional qualification programmes. At Mckesson UK, he led HR for Lloyds Pharmacy as well as UK digital and marketing businesses.
Speaking of the appointment, Dennis Engel, IDHL CEO said: “We warmly welcome Ben to the Group. Our people are everything to us and providing them with the best support and guidance is paramount. Creating the role is one thing but being able to fill it with a candidate of the quality and experience of Ben, is another. We feel very fortunate to have him and can’t wait for him to start working with his team to deliver new programs that will make a tangible difference to the work experiences and career opportunities of our people”.
On his joining IDHL, Ben Turner commented: “I am thrilled to be joining IDHL Group at such an exciting time of growth and look forward to working with my new colleagues in developing a market-leading employee experience through a forward-looking people strategy that delivers the culture, people development and leadership to enable the Group’s future ambitions”.
Working closely with the wider management team across WMG, Pinpoint, NetConstruct, Fostr, equation, Ingenuity Digital and Wired Plus, Turner assumes responsibility for IDHL’s HR and talent acquisition functions as well as learning and development and early careers.