PepsiCo ANZ promotes within for new HR Director

PepsiCo Australia has announced the promotion of Kirsty Charlton to the role of HR Director for PepsiCo ANZ.

Charlton, who is currently Head of Talent Management and Organisational Design for ANZ, will now lead the business’ overall People First strategy for ANZ.

Kyle Faulconer, CEO at PepsiCo ANZ, said they are excited to welcome Charlton into the new role, where she will be responsible for ensuring PepsiCo ANZ has a robust pipeline and engagement that can enable business growth in Australia and New Zealand.

“Kirsty is a skilled and valued member of the PepsiCo ANZ team and has achieved many successes in her five years with the PepsiCo business.

“Kirsty spearheaded a new L&D strategy for ANZ, streamlining our offering and having a more personalised and targeted approach, launched our Super 5, our new global team effectiveness framework incorporating Insights Discovery across ANZ, revitalised the ANZ DE&I agenda with a focus on elevating women, building relationships with indigenous communities, and fostering inclusion, and successfully introduced the ‘Mind the Gap’ careers agenda to the organisation.”

Charlton previously held HR Business Partner and Talent roles with Vodafone, BP, and Xerox based in London, but says she is excited to lead the ANZ HR team and shape the future of its People First Strategy.

“I am really proud to work for an organisation where we have iconic brands that are part of consumers lives and where our career goals are seen and heard – I’ve been supported and given opportunities to stretch and grow in my career whilst also having two periods of parental leave during my five years here and I’m really excited to embark on my next role.”

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