WPP AUNZ today announced the appointment of Lisa Sheehan (main photo) to the position of chief people officer. Sheehan who has been in the role on a contract basis since November 2020, will lead the people and culture function across WPP AUNZ’s corporate function and 60 plus brands, effective immediately.
Experienced in HR and the employee experience (EX) Sheehan joins WPP AUNZ on a permanent a basis following a distinguished international career taking in several high-profile positions.
Most recently she founded and ran independent HR business Incite Consulting, following executive roles including chief people officer at carsales.com and iSentia.
In her new role Sheehan will work closely alongside WPP AUNZ CEO Jens Monsees as a key part of the executive team leading the company’s ambitious ongoing transformation strategy.
Monsees commented: “Like all successful organisations, WPP AUNZ is a business based on people and strong talent. Having worked alongside Lisa I am confident we have a fantastic leader capable of strengthening our impressive talent base, whilst being a fierce champion of diversity, culture and nurturing our high-performance culture.
“On behalf of myself, the executive team and the board I would like to officially welcome Lisa to the team on a full-time basis and wish her the very best in continuing the great momentum achieved so far in the role.”
Sheehan added: “Having worked alongside Jens since late last year I have been constantly impressed by the leadership and depth of talent within our brand and corporate teams and am excited to become part of the team.
“It is our people that create an extraordinary culture and results for our clients, and I am especially looking forward to working with the HR community as we continue to build an employee experience that attracts and retains world class talent.”
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