• Diversity and Inclusion is again the number one priority for HR leaders as they play a critical role in the success and sustainability of D&I initiatives within their organizations. Increasingly, the strategy is to tie diversity and inclusion to specific business objectives.
  • Staff Morale is another key area of focus for HR Leaders and this has continued to rise over the last few years as the war for talent intensifies. HR leaders need a productive workforce and staff morale has a proven and direct effect on employee engagement, retention and productivity, hence its importance.
  • HR Headcounts and Budgets are back on the rise with HR leaders showing greater optimism than has been sent in the last few years.

Key moves (US)

  • Tracy Ting joins Encore Capital Group as CHRO. She previously served as Chief People Officer at Avanir Pharmaceuticals.
  • Stephanie Payne has been named CHRO for North America at Sodexo. She joins from ABB where she was the Head of HR for the Americas division.

Key moves (EMEA)

  • Geraldine Casey joins Allied Irish Bank as Chief People Officer. She joins from Tesco Ireland where she served as People, IT and Corporate Affairs Director.
  • Danielle Harmer has been appointed Chief People Officer at Aviva. She was previously Chief People Officer at Metro Bank.
  • Nadine Adams is promoted to Head of HR at ClearBank from her role as Senior HR Generalist.
  • Karen Dennehy joins CQS as Global Head of HR. Previously served as Head of HR for EMEA at BlackRock.
  • Michael Ilgner is announced Global Head of HR at Deutsche Bank. He joins from Deutsche Sporthilfe where he was the CEO.
  • John Nolan is promoted to Global Head of People at Funding Circle from Head of HR for UK and Europe.
  • Anjali Tull is appointed Head of HR for UK, Middle East and Wholesale Banking for EMEA at ING. She joins from Barclays where she served as HR Director for International Finance and Group Treasury.
  • Ula McDonnell has been appointed EMEA Head of HR at Neuberger Berman. Previously, she served as Head of HR for Europe, America’s International and Global Compliance at Legg Mason.
  • Emma Dolby is named Head of HR for Europe at Rabobank. Previously served as Head of Wholesale Advisory HR for EMEA at Nomura.
  • Sue Maple has been appointed Group Head of HR at TP ICAP. She joins from VTB where she served as Head of HR for Corporate and Investment Banking.

Key moves (APAC)

  • Roy Chua is named Regional HR Director, APAC at TP ICAP. He joins from A*STAR—Agency for Science, Technology and Research where he served as the Head of HR Operations and Policies.
  • Diane Brokenshire joins Standard Chartered Bank as Global HR Head, All Business Lines, from ScotiaBank where she served as VP of HR for Global Banking and Markets.
  • Susan Ferrier is appointed Group Chief People Officer at National Australia Bank. She joins from KPMG where she served as Global Head of People.
  • Timothy Chia is named Group Head of HR for Technology and Operations at DBS Bank. He joins from O-I where he served as Head of HR for Asia.
  • Shalender Verma has been promoted to Head of HR Transformation for Asia Pacific at BNP Paribas from his role as HRIS Manager for Asia Pacific.

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