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David is an experienced HR leader, having spent 27 years working in the commercial sector where he developed expertise across a wide range of HR areas. He has spent over 10 years in operational management roles and has an in depth understanding of the people pressures leaders and managers face on a day-to-day basis.  He joins to take on the leadership of our Schools HR Services from Helen Foster, who left the organisation in the summer.

David has extensive experience leading HR teams and working closely with diverse stakeholders; leading through structural changes, redundancies, TUPE, resourcing and talent development, reward, engagement, employee relations, mediation and dispute resolution.

He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development and holds a certificate from the Institute of Leadership & Management. He is also a trustee for a Hertfordshire charity supporting families with children with additional needs, and has children attending schools in Hertfordshire.

I am delighted to join the HfL team and to have the opportunity to build strong relationships and develop our service. I’m particularly keen to listen to how our HR services meet the needs of our schools and education settings, and am looking forward to spending valuable time through the Autumn listening to our customers."



David Windridge
Head of HR Services
Phone: 01438 844873