CHRO Global Leadership Board

Overview

The CHRO Global Leadership Board is composed of chief human resources officers (CHROs) from the world’s top companies. Their purpose is to lead a global, collaborative movement of CHROs committed to elevating the future of the HR function. The Board creates best practices, tools and resources — tested for relevance and impact with executive business leaders — to develop the next generation of HR leaders and drive individual and business success. 

Board Research

Becoming a World-Class CHRO

Featured Resources

The Future of Work

Disruptive technologies, along with the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, have upended existing business operating models, are threatening jobs at unprecedented pace and scale, and are bringing entire industries into question. All of this change is creating a new social contract between employers and employees. Businesses need to be able to adapt quickly.

World-class heads of HR are proactive in identifying external trends and anticipating the impact on the business before it happens. They also understand the top labor market trends and apply them to attract, retain and develop talent. Use these resources to excel in a rapidly changing business environment.
 

Related Resources

Playbook for the Future of Work

Podcast: The Future of HR in the Age of Disruption

Podcast: The Future of HR — Preparing for New Labor Market Realities

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Partnering With the Business

Resources under this topic support mid- to senior-level HR leaders responsible for driving talent strategy in partnering with the business to maximize performance. Although most organizations view business strategy as an input into people strategy, the most progressive organizations lead with people strategy and capabilities to shape business strategy. When done well, people strategy and business strategy are one and the same. 

 

Related Resources

Podcast: The Secret to a Great People Strategy with Daniel Marsili

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CEO Succession

CEO succession is arguably the most important activity a CHRO can participate in. That said, Gartner research indicates that only 40% of board members are confident that their current plan is providing good candidates. Even fewer (27% of board members) agree that they have a detailed support plan for the CEO’s first 90 days on the job. There is a clear opportunity for HR leaders to positively impact the CEO succession planning process.

CHROs must understand the crucial role they play in all aspects of the CEO succession process — from identifying successor criteria to managing the outgoing CEO. To work smarter rather than harder, heads of HR should understand and implement lessons learned from other CHROs who have been through the CEO succession process.

 

Related Resources

Playbook for Managing the Death of an Executive

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Board Members and Programs

The CHRO Global Leadership Board is composed of CHROs from the world’s top companies. The following are the current members of the CHRO Global Leadership Board convened by Gartner.

Ceree Eberly headshot

Ceree Eberly
Chair

SVP & Chief People Officer (Emeritus),
Coca-Cola

Marcia Morales-Jaffe headshot

Marcia
Morales-Jaffe

Chair —  Emeritus Group

SVP & Chief People Officer (Emeritus),
PayPal

Ceree Eberly headshot

Ceree Eberly
Chair

SVP & Chief People Officer (Emeritus),
Coca-Cola

Marcia Morales-Jaffe headshot

Marcia
Morales-Jaffe

Chair —  Emeritus Group

SVP & Chief People Officer (Emeritus),
PayPal

Abbe Luersman headshot

Abbe Luersman

Co-Chair

EVP and Chief People Officer,
Otis

Lynanne Kunkel headshot

Lynanne Kunkel

Co-Chair

CHRO,
Vail Resorts

Carol Surface headshot

Carol Surface

Co-Chair

CHRO,
Medtronic

Hein Knaapen headshot

Hein Knaapen

Co-Chair

Managing Partner, CEO.works & CHRO (Emeritus),
ING Bank

Abbe Luersman headshot

Abbe Luersman

Co-Chair

CHRO,
Ahold Delhaize

Lynanne Kunkel headshot

Lynanne Kunkel

Co-Chair

CHRO,
Vail Resorts

Carol Surface headshot

Carol Surface

Co-Chair

CHRO,
Medtronic

Hein Knaapen headshot

Hein Knaapen

Co-Chair

Managing Partner, CEO.works & CHRO (Emeritus),
ING Bank

Richard Antoine Headshot

Richard Antoine

Global HR Officer (Emeritus),
Procter & Gamble

Kevin Barr Headshot

Kevin Barr

CHRO,
CNH Industrial

Jan Becker headshot

Jan Becker

CHRO (Emeritus),
Autodesk

Sheri Bronstein headshot

Sheri Bronstein

Global Human Resources Executive,
Bank of America

Richard Antoine Headshot

Richard Antoine

Global HR Officer (Emeritus),
Procter & Gamble

Kevin Barr Headshot

Kevin Barr

SVP, Human Resources (Emeritus),
Terex Corporation

Jan Becker headshot

Jan Becker

CHRO (Emeritus),
Autodesk

Sheri Bronstein headshot

Sheri Bronstein

Global Human Resources Executive,
Bank of America

Lisa Buckingham headshot

Lisa Bettinger-Buckingham

EVP, Global Head of AIG Enterprise Design and Life & Retirement Separation Initiatives, 
Lincoln Financial Group

Ken Carrig heashot

Ken Carrig

CHRO (Emeritus),
SunTrust Bank

Kevin Cox headshot

Kevin Cox

CHRO,
GE

Martha Delehanty headshot

Martha Delehanty

Chief People Officer,
Commvault

Lisa Buckingham headshot

Lisa Bettinger-Buckingham

EVP, CHRO, Head of Brand & Enterprise Communications, 
Lincoln Financial Group

Ken Carrig heashot

Ken Carrig

CHRO (Emeritus),
SunTrust Bank

Kevin Cox headshot

Kevin Cox

CHRO,
GE

Martha Delehanty headshot

Martha Delehanty

SVP, HR,
Verizon Communications

Roberto Di Bernardini headshot

Roberto Di Bernardini

Head of Global HR, 
Santander

Sebastian Fernandez Silva headshot

Sebastian Fernandez Silva

Chief People Officer,
Mercado Libre

Angie Freeman headshot

Angie Freeman

CHRO,
C.H. Robinson

Ashley Goldsmith headshot

Ashley Goldsmith

Chief People Officer, 
Workday

Roberto Di Bernardini headshot

Roberto Di Bernardini

Head of Global HR, 
Santander

Sebastian Fernandez Silva headshot

Sebastian Fernandez Silva

Chief People Officer,
Mercado Libre

Angie Freeman headshot

Angie Freeman

CHRO,
C.H. Robinson

Ashley Goldsmith headshot

Ashley Goldsmith

Chief People Officer, 
Workday

Liz Gottung headshot

Liz Gottung

CHRO (Emeritus),
Kimberly-Clark

Loren Heeringa headshot

Loren Heeringa

SVP & CHRO (Emeritus),
Land O’Lakes

Francine Katsoudas headshot

Francine Katsoudas

EVP, Chief People Officer,
Cisco

Carol Surface headshot

Gabriel Meneses Jones

CHRO,
Arca Continental

Liz Gottung headshot

Liz Gottung

CHRO (Emeritus),
Kimberly-Clark

Loren Heeringa headshot

Loren Heeringa

SVP & CHRO,
Land O’Lakes

Francine Katsoudas headshot

Francine Katsoudas

EVP, Chief People Officer,
Cisco

Carol Surface headshot

Gabriel Meneses Jones

CHRO,
Arca Continental

Daniel Marsili headshot

Daniel Marsili

CHRO (Emeritus),
Colgate-Palmolive

Daniel Marsili headshot

Sally Massey

CHRO,
Colgate-Palmolive

Regis Mulot headshot

Regis Mulot

EVP & CHRO,
Ipsen

Chris Scalia headshot

Chris Scalia

SVP, CHRO,
Hershey

Daniel Marsili headshot

Daniel Marsili

CHRO (Emeritus),
Colgate-Palmolive

Daniel Marsili headshot

Sally Massey

CHRO,
Colgate-Palmolive

Regis Mulot headshot

Regis Mulot

EVP & CHRO,
Ipsen

Chris Scalia headshot

Chris Scalia

SVP, CHRO,
Hershey

Ronald Schellekens headshot

Ronald Schellekens

CHRO,
PepsiCo

Kevin Walling headshot

Daniela Seabrook

CHRO,
Philips

Kevin Walling headshot

Kevin Walling

CHRO,
PPG

Jusdith Wiese headshot

Judith Wiese

CHRO,
Siemens

Ronald Schellekens headshot

Ronald Schellekens

CHRO,
PepsiCo

Kevin Walling headshot

Daniela Seabrook

CHRO,
Philips

Kevin Walling headshot

Kevin Walling

CHRO,
PPG

Jusdith Wiese headshot

Judith Wiese

CHRO,
Siemens

Jim Williams headshot

Jim Williams

SVP & CHRO,
Polaris

Sean Woodroffe Headshot

Sean Woodroffe

SEVP & CHRO,
TIAA

Aileen Tan headshot

Aileen Tan

Group CHRO,
Singapore Telecommunications Limited

Julie Sexton headshot

Julie Sexton

EVP & CHRO,
Land O' Lakes

Jim Williams headshot

Jim Williams

SVP & CHRO,
Polaris

Sean Woodroffe Headshot

Sean Woodroffe

SEVP & CHRO,
TIAA

Jill Smart headshot

Jill Smart

CHRO (Emeritus),
Accenture

Emeritus Group

Recently retired Board members will step down from their roles and move to the Emeritus group, led by Marcia Morales-Jaffe, former SVP and People Officer of Paypal. The goal of the Emeritus group is to be a force multiplier for the Board. Emeritus members may, for example, attend industry events to share the work of the Board, and review or even help create deliverables.

Mentee Program

To better anticipate for the future of HR, the CHRO Board has pioneered a Mentee program to involve the next generation of HR leaders. Each Board member can select a mentee at their organization who has the ambition to progress to a CHRO role in the future. The Board serves as a platform to help promising HR executives heighten their visibility and development.

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