Including:
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Learning & Development
  • Reward
  • Talent

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EMEA FS:

  • Claire Lamb joins Ares Management as Head of International HR. She was previously the Co-Head of HR at APAX Partners.
  • Tom Thistlethwaite joins Barclays as a Director within the HR Technology function. He was previously an Executive Director in the HR and Payroll technology teams.
  • Fahid Naeem joins Bloomberg as Head of Recruiting, Financial Products from Sonos Inc. where he was Director of Talent Acquisition.
  • Bhavna Kukadia, EMEA Head of Reward and Mobility at Citi, is promoted from her previous role as Head of Cash Compensation & Remuneration Regulatory EMEA.
  • Bernice Smith joins ClearBank as Chief People Officer. She was previously the Head of HR for Global Technology at Barclays.
  • Elizabeth Rooke joins Credit Suisse as EMEA Head of Recruitment Operations and Global Lead for Corporate Functions. She previously served as the Director of Operations and Business Development at HiredByMe.
  • Katy Brecht joins Domestic and General as Head of HR International from HSBC where she was Head of HR Global Functions for the UK & Europe.
  • Duncan McIntyre joins Domestic and General as the Head of Employee Relations, HR Operations, Resourcing, Payroll and MI from HSBC where he was the Head of Employee Relations.
  • Jenny Hillyer joins Domestic and General as the Head of HR Business Partners. She was previously the Head of HR for UK Retail Banking and Wealth Management at HSBC.
  • Andrew Trout joins Goldman Sachs as an MD within the Human Capital Management function from Square where he was a Talent Acquisition Lead.
  • Amy Hughes is promoted to Head of HR at HgCapital from her previous role as HR Business Partner.
  • Tara Tapper joins HSBC as the Head of HR Digital from Wonga where she was the Head of HR.
  • Hamish Nisbet joins HSBC as the Global Head of Resourcing from GE where he was the Talent Acquisition Lead for Global Markets.
  • Les Marshall joins NEX Group as the Head of Talent. He was previously the interim Head of Learning & Development for EMEA at ICAP, moving over to NEX after the split.
  • Maria Bentley becomes a Non-Executive Director for Nomura Europe Holdings and Nomura International. She was previously the Head of HR for Nomura International.
  • Erik Schmidt is promoted to Global Head of Talent Management at HSBC. He was previously the Head of Development for EMEA.
  • Peter Buchanan-Parker joins JPMorgan as Executive Director of Corporate Recruitment, EMEA from Barclays where he was the Head of Resourcing: Finance & Tax, Treasury, Audit, Corporate Relations and HR.
  • Jennifer Tippin is appointed Group People and Productivity Director at Lloyds. She was previously Group Organisational Design and Cost Management Director.
  • Simon Hallett joins the London Stock Exchange as the Global Head of Talent Acquisition from MasterCard where he was the interim Head of European Talent Acquisition.
  • Ger Mitchell is promoted to Group HR Director at PTSB from his previously role as Group Director: Product Portfolio Review & Product Assurance.
  • Katharine Hall joins Santander as HR Director from Barclays where she was also an HR Director.
  • Catherine Lenson joins Softbank Group as Head of HR. She joins from UBS where she served as the Head of Reward for the Investment Bank in EMEA.
  • Juergen Haug takes the role of Head of Corporate Centre HR at UBS. He was previously the Head of HR for Wealth Management in Europe and Emerging Markets.
  • David Henderson joins Zurich as CHRO from MetLife where he was Chief Talent Officer and EVP HR.
  • Stephen LoFrese is named Zurich’s Global Head of Talent Acquisition. He previously served as a Global HR Business Partner.

EMEA Non-FS:

  • Andreas Moelich joins ABB as Head of Talent Europe. He joins from NXP Semiconductors where he was SVP HR Security and Connectivity.
  • Julie Mhango joins Cell C as CHRO, from Life Healthcare where she was the Group HR Executive.
  • Roel Lambrichts joins CHEP as the HR Director for Western Europe from Coca Cola where he was an HR Business Partner for corporate functions.
  • Mary Alexander joins Colt as Head of HR from PayPal where she was VP HR for EMEA, APAC and Americas.
  • Julie Pope joins Dialog Semiconductor as Global Head of HR. She previously held a number of senior HR roles at American Express including Global Head of Talent Acquisition.
  • Michelle Maynard joins House of Fraser as Group Chief People Officer from Aviva where she was most recently the Chief People Officer for Aviva France.
  • Anne Marie Andric joins iZettle as CHRO from Microsoft where she was the Head of HR for Sweden.
  • Neil Cuthbertson joins Ladbrokes Coral Group as the Group Reward Director. He was previously Global Head of Executive Compensation at Standard Chartered.
  • Matthew Barker joins Liquid Telecom as the Group CHRO. He was previously the Director of Organisational Transformation at Bwin.Party and a board member of Schopp.
  • James Edgar joins MEC as the EMEA People and Culture Director from CDC where he was the interim HR Director.
  • Malcolm Kemp joins MotorK as Chief HR Officer. He joins from Klarna where he was the VP of HR.
  • Debra Ballantyne joins M2FSeven as Director of People. She previously held the position of Global HR Business Partner at Sage.
  • Paul Smith joins Outdoor and Cycle Concepts as the Group HR Director from Greene King where he was Retail HR Director.
  • Martin Thomas Philips is promoted to Head of Talent Workforce Management at Phillips from his previous role as the Head of Talent Acquisition.
  • David Goggin joins Publicis Media as Chief Talent Officer for the UK. He joins from Insala where he was an MD.
  • Gurveen Singh, previously Head of HR for Developing Markets at Reckitt Benckiser, replaces Deborah Yates as Global Head of HR at the business.
  • Matt Freeland joins Synthomer as Group HR Director. Previously he was a Senior HR Director at PepsiCo within the Solution Delivery and Labour Relations team.
  • Mark Dickinson becomes TalkTalk’s Chief People Officer. He was previously the HR Director for TalkTalk’s Consumer business.
  • Sammy Chepkwony joins Tata Chemicals Magadi as HR Director. He was previously Group HR Director at Kenya Airways.
  • Catherine Olaka joins Telkom Kenya as Head of HR. Previously, she held the position as Head of HR at Tigo Tanzania.
  • Cecile B. Heuch joins Telenor as Chief People Officer from DNV GL Group where she served as CHRO. She replaces Jon Enrik Haug who leaves the business to pursue new opportunities.
  • Rosemary McGinness joins Weir Group as Chief People Officer. She was previously the Group HR Director at William Grant & Sons. She replaces Pauline Lafferty who leaves the business.

Americas FS:

  • Lindsay Martin joins Blackstone as Head of HR from BNY Mellon where she was a Senior HR Business Partner.
  • Laura Colby joins Credit Suisse as US Head of Campus Recruitment from Deutsche Bank where she was the US Head of Campus Recruitment.
  • John Donnelly leaves his seat as CHRO at JPMorgan, becoming a Vice Chair.
  • Robin Leopold is promoted to JPMorgan’s CHRO from her previous role as Head of HR CIB.

Americas Non-FS:

  • Michelle Gadsden-Williams joins Accenture as Head of Diversity and Inclusion for North America. She previously served as CEO and Co-Founder of Ceiling Breakers LLC. She has also served as the Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion at Credit Suisse AG.
  • Deirdre O’Brien is named Apple’s VP of People, HR and Apple University. She was promoted from her previous role as VP Worldwide Sales & Operations.
  • Donata Davenport joins Clarivate Analytics as VP Talent Acquisition from Unisys where she was the VP Global Talent Acquisition.
  • Justin Kulo joins Castleton Commodities International as the Global Head of HR from Evercore where he also served as the Global HR lead.
  • Ellen Marcilliat-Falkner joins Cox Media as CHRO. She was promoted from her previous role as Head of HR Business Partners and HR Operations at Cox Automotive.
  • Jose Tomas joins General Motors as Head of HR. He was previously the CHRO at Anthem Inc.
  • Danielle Brown joins Google as Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer. She was previously HR and Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, and Chief of Staff to the CEO at Intel.
  • Malaika Myers joins Hyatt as CHRO from Jarden Corporation where she was SVP of HR.
  • Amanda Hines joins JLL as Senior Director of People Operations, Americas from HSBC where she was HR COO for the Americas.
  • Terri Zandhuis joins Krispy Kreme as Chief People Officer from AOL where she was also the Chief People Officer.

APAC FS:

  • Trish Butler joins BT Financial Group as HR General Manager. She joins from ANZ where she served as the HR General Manager for Wealth and Digital Banking.
  • Mark Benjamin is promoted at American Express to CHRO for India. He was previously VP HR, Risk & Information Management and Global Risk & Compliance.
  • Amelie Villeneuve joins UBS as the Head of UBS University from Google where she was the Head of Leadership Development.

APAC Non-FS:

  • Sahas Sankaran joins AirAsia as Group Head of People and Culture. He was previously the regional HR Director of the Integrated Supply Chain division at Mondelēz International.
  • Michelle Han joins Cainiao Network as the Head of Global Staffing from Microsoft where she was the Talent Hub Director.
  • Sandeep Khanna joins Grab as Regional Lead of People and Organisation Development. He was formerly the regional Learning and Development Partner at Facebook in APAC.
  • Sarah Pruscino joins Intercontinental Hotels as Head of Corporate HR from MullenLowe Group where she was the regional HR Director.
  • Jackie Chan joins Nokia as HR Head for Malaysia from O2 Consulting.
  • Ganesh Subramanian joins Ola as VP of HR. He joins from Unilever where he was the HR Director for Enterprise and Technology Solutions.
  • Pradeep Chavda joins Sodexo as HR Director, India. She was formerly Head of HR for Home Businesses at Bharti Aritel.
  • Lene Gaathaug joins Telenor as Pakistan’s CHRO. She was previously Legal Advisor and HR Director for Oslo Council (Oslo Kommune), the Municipality of Oslo.
  • Vishpala Reddy joins Uber as Chief People Officer, India. She joins from American Express where she was the Head of HR, India.

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