Rob Pinkham

Rob Pinkham is an interim manager and consultant specialising in the public sector and in human resource management. He is also the Public Sector Practice Area Leader.

Practice Areas

  • Public Sector
  • Change and Project Management
  • Human Resources

Primary Capabilities

Can work effectively in politicised and ambiguous environments. Can deal with conflict and sensitive issues. Can deliver results under pressure. Effective leader and team builder and excellent communicator. Powerful innovator.

Core Offer

  • Leadership of HR function and of SME’s in the public/not for profit sector
  • Managing major change
  • Strategic HR management
  • Difficult employee relations issues

Other Disciplines Offered

  • Resourcing and workforce planning projects
  • Rewards systems
  • Performance management
  • Diversity at work
  • Organisational development
  • Workforce development

Preferred Activities

  • Working at a strategic level with Board/management team
  • Dealing with major and fundamental change
  • Developing the HR function

Primary Sector Experience

  • Corporate HR
  • Corporate planning and policy
  • Pensions
  • Payroll
  • Local government, central agencies, health, central government, courts service, fire, police
  • Trade organisations
  • Not for profit sector

Areas of Distinctive Performance and Value-Addition

  • Planning and delivering change in complex and hostile environments
  • Achieving desired outcomes in difficult employee relations situations
  • Developing a clear strategic response from a sea of conflicting aims, pressures and programmes
  • Delivering step changes in the effectiveness of HR management
  • Linking key changes in HR management with essential improvements in organisational performance

Qualifications and Professional Memberships

  • B.Sc. (Econ) London School of Economics
  • M.Sc. (Urban Science) Birmingham
  • FRSA

Employment Summary

Director and Consultant, Pieve Solutions 2005 – present
Executive Director, Employers Organisation for Local Government 1999 – 2005
Director of Personnel, London Borough of Barnet 1995 – 1999
Assistant Secretary, Association of District Councils 1989 – 1995
Personnel Adviser, Haringey LB 1984 – 1989
Head of Corporate Planning, Haringey LB 1979 – 1984
Programme Planner, Greenwich LB 1975 – 1979