Home Retail Group, the UK’s leading home and general merchandise retailer, is pleased to announce that Ella Bennett will be joining the company as Group HR Director on 3rd August. Ella will report to John Walden, Group Chief Executive, serving on the Group Executive Board.

Ella joins Home Retail Group from Fujitsu, where she was HR Director for the UK and Ireland. In previous roles at Fujitsu, Ella served as Transformation Director responsible for leading a corporate change programme and developing a culture of continuous improvement, and held other HR leadership roles in various Fujitsu business units. Prior to Fujitsu Ella held senior HR roles at Mind, the mental health charity, and the National Family Services Charity.

John Walden, Chief Executive of Home Retail Group, said: “Ella brings with her a broad range of HR experience in both private and third sector organisations which were going through transformational change. She also has had significant experience in the recruiting and development of technology talent, which will be important to the strategic plans of Home Retail Group.”

Ella Bennett, Group HR Director said: “Home Retail Group is at an exciting period in its history. With significant change in retailing it will be the people who make the difference for customers – in developing technology, at the front line and in supporting roles.”