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Lauren Bramley-Green

Registry - Room 125
Tel. +44 (0)1227 827123

For all general enquiries for the Director of Human Resources and Organisational Development, please contact Lauren.

Alison Ross-Green

Alison Ross-Green
Director of Human Resources and Organisational Development

Registry - Room 127
Tel. +44 (0)1227 823956

Alison leads the HR Directorate and ensures the Executive Group are advised on key trends and issues, both within the organisation and externally, that will have an impact on the University’s staff as well are bringing forward policy proposals and responses to change.  She leads on the development of the organisation’s people strategy and how the various activities of HR mesh together to ensure that Kent can attract, support and retain the people it needs and that our staff and managers remain resilient in the face of change.

Alison directly advises Kent’s Remuneration Committee and is a member of the Staff Policy Committee, Joint Negotiation and Consultation Committee (JSNCC), Probation Committee, Promotions Committee, Senior Staff Salaries Review Committee as well as leading a range of strategic projects across the Directorate.  At present she is also a member of the Roles and Relationships Group – a Simplifying Kent strategic project.

Martin Atkinson

Martin Atkinson
Deputy Director of Human Resources

Darwin - Room E.4.1

Tel: +44 (0)1227 826599

Working closely with the Director of HR & Organisational Development, Martin assists and supports Alison in the effective management of the HR Directorate and takes the lead on a number of specific departmental tasks, activities and projects.    


Assistant Directors:

Steph Klaric

Steph Power
Interim Assistant Director - Employee Relations and Business Partnering

Darwin - Room E3.3

Tel. +44 (0)1227 827065

Steph has overall strategic responsibility for a specialist employee relations and business partnering team.

This team is the key and initial point of contact for most schools and departments and the Business Partners act as a ‘hub’, drawing in experience from other teams within HR as needed.


Clemence Marest
Assistant Director - Learning and Organisational Development

Registry - Room 116

Tel. +44 (0)1227 823795

Clemence has strategic responsibility for Learning, Organisational Development and Equality. This includes ensuring effective strategies for leadership, management and talent development, supporting and enabling cultural change, assisting team effectiveness and dynamics by creating bespoke interventions and supporting schools and departments to align staff effort to the achievement of institutional and departmental plans.

Caroline Montgomery

Caroline Montgomery
Assistant Director - Operations & Reward

Registry - Room 120

Tel. +44 (0)1227 823264

Caroline has overall strategic responsibility for HR Operations, HR Systems & Planning, and Reward.  This includes employee contracts and records, provision of support for the HR-Payroll system, management information and statistical returns plus the development of University policies relating to pay and benefits.

Nikki Hyde

Nikki Hyde
Assistant Director - Major & Strategic Projects

Darwin - Room E.4.3
Tel. +44 (0)1227 824206

Nikki leads on all University-wide Employee Relations related projects and policy development activities, and works with the Deputy Director of HR to lead the HR Projects Team.



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Last Updated: 17/05/2019