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Metro Bank Chief People Officer Installed As Master Of HR Guild

24th October 2018
  • Also today named for the third consecutive year on the OUTstanding 50 Ally Executives, presented by the FT

Metro Bank, the revolution in British banking, is proud to announce that Danny Harmer, Chief People Officer, has been installed as the new Master of The Guild of Human Resource Professionals, also known as the HR Guild. The appointment coincides with Harmer being named in today’s OUTstanding 50 Ally Executives, presented by the FT, for the third consecutive year.

Harmer becomes the fourth Master of the Guild and will be responsible for supporting and promoting the HR profession, as well as contributing to the City and the wider community. 

Danny Harmer, Chief People Officer at Metro Bank, commented: “I am honoured to be Master of the Guild, as it gives me the opportunity to give back to the wonderful landscape of people and culture in organisations. I look forward to using this as a platform to help create a strong and lasting legacy for the profession and to encourage talented colleagues and members to build HR careers. I am also passionate about engendering an inclusive, transparent Guild.”

In addition to her appointment at the Guild, Harmer was today named ­as one of the OUTstanding 50 Ally Executives, presented by the FT. The OUTstanding lists celebrate those LGBT executives, allies and future leaders, who are not only successful in their own fields of expertise, but are also championing awareness and diversity within their organisations.  

Craig Donaldson, CEO at Metro Bank, added: “From spearheading the campaign that saw us become the first high street bank to enable customers and colleagues who don’t identify with a specific gender to join the bank, to helping our colleague diversity groups thrive, Danny has played a leading role in creating the inclusive culture we’re renowned for.  I am personally delighted for her on her installation and am confident the Guild will benefit greatly from her experience and passion.”

Formed in 2014, the Guild sets out to offer fellowship in a friendly environment and within a modern context while respecting the long held traditions of other Livery Companies.  

Harmer was also recently named in HR Magazine’s annual ‘HR Most Influential’ list, which recognises the HR practitioners and academics who are pushing the field of human capital management forward.