GET TO KNOW DANI DONOVAN - OUR NEW HR ADVISOR


1.Can you give us a bit of a background of your previous role/qualifications etc?

I started my work life in the travel industry as a retail travel agent at Lunn Poly, aged 16, then I moved to a flight operations coordinator role at head office in Camden and then I moved into business travel. Whilst working in business travel I managed a team of travel consultants who booked flights, hotels, car hire etc for approximately 250 companies. I was made redundant in 2016 and decided to change my career path and signed up to do a professional HR qualification and started working as a HR Associate at a global Aerospace company in Wolverhampton. I worked in this role for 4.5 years before taking this appointment at Allett.

 

 

2. Can you give us a bit of background on your life e.g. where you live/married/kids/hobbies/pets- what you do in spare time/hobbies etc- any interesting facts

I live in Staffordshire with my husband, two children, Spencer and Phoebe and our dog Gilly. We love to take long walks over the chase as a family and spend a lot of time with our family & friends. My husband’s family live in Kent so we often take trips down to see them and have days out at the seaside.

 

3. What is the proudest moment of your working career so far?

I am proud of all my working achievements so far, however, one that I sticks out for me is whilst working within the travel industry in addition to being a travel consultant I was also a supplier coordinator and won supplier coordinator of the year in 2007. The prize was a trip to LA with some spending money, and a trophy!

 

4. What are you most excited about working for Allett?

I am excited about getting to know the team and understanding the business. I am excited to learn what the HR strategy is and how I can support the business in meeting its goals.

 

5. What does your new job role involve on a day to day basis?

I work part time as a HR Advisor to provide generalist HR support to all staff covering all HR disciplines. I will be involved in managing and supporting recruitment, training and development, employee relations, organisational design and much more!

 

 Now for some fun questions!

 

6. Favourite film

My all time favourite films are Grease & Grease 2! I absolutely love all the songs.

 

7. Favourite holiday destination 

We went to the Maldives on honeymoon and it was paradise! I also love to travel to Greece, it is so beautiful.

 

8. Favourite food if you had to choose one meal!

Spag Bol, and heaps of it!

 

9. What famous people would you have around your dinner table and why? 

I would invite The Queen because she is the most famous person in the world! Adele because she is a legend of our time, and doesn’t seem to take herself to seriously,  Josh Widdecombe & Greg Davies because they are my favourite comedians and The Rock because he is The Rock!

 

10. Any hidden talents/ claim to fames! 

I met Princess Diana when I was 3 she came to my play school, no other claim to fame though or any hidden talents unfortunately. My Dad is a published Author and has a trilogy of travel books for sale on Amazon 😊

 

 

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