Andrew Dodman chief operating officer University of Sheffield

Andrew Dodman

PS Leadership Board

Chief HR officer at Leeds City Council: Interested in the personal health, happiness, wellbeing and engagement of staff in the workplace

Andy Dodman has been chief HR officer at Leeds City Council since September 2019 and is vice president of the public sector HR membership association PPMA. Leeds City Council is the second largest local authority in the UK.

He was previously chief operating officer at The University of Sheffield and led the university's corporate services, which includes human resources, marketing, communications, development, alumni relations & events, global engagement, international services and the city/region public responsibility activities.

Prior to this role, Dodman was the chief HR & corporate officer at the university, leading the HR strategy and service delivery for its 7,800 staff, focusing on the attraction, growth and engagement of world class talent. He particularly emphasises the importance of personal health, happiness and wellbeing in the workplace.

He is the former chair of the Russell Group HR Directors Forum, a member of The Leadership Foundation for Higher Education (LFHE) Advisory Group and member of the UHR Executive Committee. He was a trustee director of the University of Sheffield Pension Scheme and the co-founder and non-executive director of the university subsidiary company ‘Everyday Juice Limited’.

Prior to joining the university, Dodman held several HR positions within the voluntary sector, housing associations and the NHS. He was educated at the University of Bath (BSc) and the University of Leeds (MBA) and is a chartered fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD).