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Finastra appoints Sharon Doherty chief people officer

Source: Finastra

Finastra today announced the appointment of Sharon Doherty, as Chief People Officer. Doherty joins from Vodafone, where she held the position of Global Organization and People Development Director.

In her new role at Finastra she will have global responsibility for making Finastra the most loved and inclusive employer in the Fintech industry. Based at Finastra’s HQ in Paddington, London, she will be a member of the Finastra Executive Leadership team and will report directly to Finastra CEO, Simon Paris.

“Sharon is an inspirational people leader with extensive international experience and a strong record of delivering people transformation and culture change. Her skills and experience will bring an added dimension to Finastra, accelerating our current people programs so that all employees are given the opportunity to unlock their full potential,” said Simon Paris, CEO of Finastra.

Doherty added, “I’m thrilled to join the team at Finastra at such an exciting time in the company’s development and look forward to working with talented people right across the business. Finastra’s vision is built on collaboration and openness, working in partnership with colleagues, partners and customers to deliver continual innovation. Its objective to become an exemplary, truly inclusive employer is inspirational and I’m excited to help the business continue to grow and develop its talent worldwide.”

Doherty was a driving force behind Vodafone’s award-winning diversity and inclusion agenda and was recognized in the 2018 Outstanding Leaders and Allies list. Her previous experience also includes CHRO at Laing O’Rourke and senior HR roles at BAA, General Electric, PwC and Kingfisher. 

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