Thomas Cook Group has appointed Sandra Campopiano as its new Chief People Officer. Sandra will join Thomas Cook on September 2 from Premier Farnell PLC, where she has been Chief People Officer for 6 years.
Harriet Green, Thomas Cook Group Chief Executive Officer, said: “I am delighted to welcome Sandra to Thomas Cook. She is a world-class Human Resources professional, a transformation specialist and strategist who will bring enormous value to our group-wide team. Her appointment again highlights the power of our brand and our success in building a superb leadership team.”
“Sandra takes a leading-edge approach to all facets of people development – that means she will be instrumental in helping us build the high-performance culture we have been focused ond since I joined the company a year ago.”
“She has deep experience of working in a multi-channel environment and developing a people strategy to support the transition of business to the web. As you know, this is one of our key strategic objectives. And she is also imbued with the experience of harnessing technology to bring real innovation to the work of her team.”
Sandra Campopiano was voted HR Director of the Year in 2010 by HR Magazine, one of the UK’s leading HR publications. She has more than 20 years’ significant HR experience in global, fast-paced, customer-focussed organisations including Arrow Electronics inc.
Sandra has also worked with major brands in the digital and technology space including Psion (part of Motorola Solutions), Barclays Retail and Online Business and is used to advising Boards and Leadership teams on all aspects of best in class HR practice.
Sandra said: “I am delighted to be joining Thomas Cook and Harriet Green, for whom I worked for many years at Premier Farnell. Having watched the transformation of Thomas Cook over the past year, I am looking forward to being part of Harriet’s leadership team as we take Thomas Cook to the next level.