Royer Thomson Expands Organizational Performance and Leadership Transition Practice

May 23, 2019 – Royer Thompson has expanded its organizational performance and leadership transition practice with the addition of veteran human resources leader Amanda Penney as senior director.

Ms. Penney brings 15 years of human resources leadership to the firm, most recently as director of human resources with private sector company the Shaw Group during a time of business transformation. Before that, she was director of HR at Homburg, a multi-billion dollar real estate investment and development company.

Over her career, Ms. Penney has had leadership oversight for performance management, succession planning, career development, recruitment, compensation, benefits and labor negotiations. With experience throughout Atlantic Canada, she has worked in insurance, real estate, resource and manufacturing sectors and has provided support in multi-generational and unionized environments.

Progressive HR Leader

“Amanda is a progressive human resources leader and a discreet, trusted advisor,” said Kim West, president of Royer Thompson. “Leadership transition and organizational performance are critical to success for companies in 2019. More than ever, organizations are in a constant state of evolution, assessing and developing leaders, retooling skills, restructuring functions and often downsizing or supporting individuals to transition out of an organization and on to their next opportunity.”

Royer Thompson’s practice includes: performance management, restructuring and change management, executive and manager transitions, termination and severance, and succession planning.

“We are committed to helping our clients as they navigate the critical phases of defining and supporting necessary changes within organizations,” said Ms. West. “We believe helping organizations be agile and responsive to changing conditions is an important component of a comprehensive human resources and talent management strategy.”


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“I am thrilled to be joining a team of highly respected professionals who are committed to supporting organizations capture the full potential of their people,” said Ms. Penney. “Sometimes in order to achieve high performance, organizations must make the difficult decision to exit people. These decisions have a significant impact to not only the individual leaving but also the team left behind, so it is important for transitions to be handled with integrity for everyone.”

Providing Advisory Services

Headquartered in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Royer Thompson is a full-service management and human resource consulting firm, focused on capturing the full potential of people in organizations by supporting: a shared sense of purpose, organizational design, recruiting and cultivating leadership, and fostering an innovative spirit. The firm supports organizations through structural change, alignment and delivery of strategy by ensuring the right people are doing the right things at the right levels.

For over 20 years, Royer Thompson has provided strategic advisory services in times of transformational change and has attracted and retained senior management professionals with depth in recruitment, leadership development and evaluation, governance-related services, organizational design, human resources planning, service delivery and career transition.

Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor; and Andrew W. Mitchell, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media

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