Catherine Dean

Partner, Head of HR
Human Resources

My Professional Background

My career in HR started in 1997, when I joined a Software Company in the City of London at the height of the ‘dot com’ era. The company went through a period of rapid growth and change and within four years we went from having 30 employees, going through five acquisitions floating on the stock market, to having a headcount of 2,000 with offices worldwide.

I was extremely fortunate to have joined the company at start-up stage, which enabled me to gain fantastic exposure to the world of business and in particular Human Resources. It was here that I was supported and encouraged to study for my CIPD qualification, which I did via distance learning whilst working full-time.

I joined Attwater & Liell (as we were known back then) as HR Manager in 2001, after having my first child and deciding that I no longer wanted the daily commute into the City. I look after the firm’s greatest assets; it’s people, across our four offices in Hertford, Ware, Harlow and Loughton, with responsibility for Recruitment, L&D, Payroll and Benefits, Employee Relations, Performance Management and everything else in between.

I am a true people person which is why a career in HR suits me so well. The team we have here at Attwaters Jameson Hill have become my second family; everyone is so friendly and supportive.

Achievements / Accreditations

• Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) since 1999

About me

I live in a small village in South Cambridgeshire with my partner, two children and our two dogs. I enjoy long country walks, dining out, Netflix, watching football (I’m a Gunner !) and spending quality time with my children who are growing up way too fast !



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