Paula Leathem

Head of HR, NIE Networks

Paula Leathem is the Head of HR for Northern Ireland Electricity Networks. Joining the HR team in 2003 she has over 35 years’ service in the organisation.

A key member of the Senior Leadership team Paula leads and supports on a number of the key HR strategic areas in the organisation which includes organisational and personal development, diversity & inclusion, change management and implementation, coaching & mentoring and employee engagement.

Leading a team of 18 professional HR, Payroll and Administration employees her focus is on developing the team to their full potential while delivering a high class HR & Payroll service across the organisation.

Paula is a Chartered member of the Chartered Institute Personnel and Development. She is a University of Ulster graduate and also has successfully completed a Coaching & Mentoring Certificate at Queens University Belfast and an Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) Level 5 Certificate in Leadership & Management and Coaching Skills.

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