Linda Holden

Posted on April 10, 2013

Linda is a career HR professional with over 30 years regional/divisional/board level experience in a range of blue chip organisations working across the UK and Europe. Linda is a graduate in History and Education, holds a postgraduate qualification from Napier University and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. Having worked for a variety of organisations including, United Biscuits, Northern Foods, BOC, Solectron, BSkyB, DC Thomson & Co Ltd and CHC Helicopters where she led the European/Africa/Eurasia HR Teams in the lead up to an IPO, Linda is passionate about HR professionals adding real value to the businesses they support and believes that a true HR Business Partner should easily be able to identify their contribution to the bottom line profitability of a company. Energised by opportunities to work in partnership with business leaders to create and deliver strategic plans and transformational change she joined City of Edinburgh Council from April 2014 – July 2015 on an interim basis to head up the People and Organisation function during a period of major change. Linda also serves as a non-executive Board Member at Blackwood Housing Association.