Graham Josephs joined Historic Royal Palaces as Human Resources Director in November 1999, shortly after the organisation became an independent, self funding charity. Graham’s remit was to lead a major culture change and organisational development programme to enable Historic Royal Palaces and its people to meet the challenges of its new competitive environment.
Having successfully guided the organisation through these changes Graham is now responsible for leading the strategic development of staff capability, performance and engagement in line with Historic Royal Palaces’ new cause. Along with his professionally qualified Human Resources team, Graham is enabling the organisation to continue attracting, retaining, developing and empowering high calibre staff needed to achieve its cause and strategic aims.
Before joining Historic Royal Palaces Graham spent a long and varied career with the international leisure group Wembley plc. Wembley Group had a turnover of over £200m, 4,000 staff and had a variety of interests, including catering, venue and stadium management, greyhound racing, bingo, visitor attractions, film distribution and construction. It operated primarily in the UK, USA and the Far East. Graham’s roles included Human Resources Director of Wembley Stadium Ltd and Group Human Resources Manager, Wembley plc.
Graham began his working career as a professional cricketer and represented British Colleges in the UK and on tours to the West Indies. He has an Honours Degree in English and History from London University and a Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, and regularly sits on Investor in People Recognition Panels.