pladis appoints Katey Howard as UK&I HR Vice President

Snacking company, pladis, has appointed Katey Howard as HR Vice President UK & Ireland Region. She started in her new role earlier this year.

Howard joins the UK & Ireland leadership team to help drive pladis’ inclusive culture and support and attract top talent. She will lead a team that nurtures colleagues and will partner closely with the business to build a high-performance culture.

Howard joins pladis from PepsiCo, where she spent 10 years in various HR leadership roles across several geographies including Spain, Germany, Turkey and Dubai. Most recently, she was VP of Talent for Africa, Middle East & South-East Asia, where she helped deliver growth for the business through a number of significant cultural change programmes.

Welcoming Howard to the company, David Murray, UK Managing Director said: “I am delighted to have Katey on board. Her wealth of knowledge and outstanding track record of HR leadership will be invaluable to the business, particularly as we look to grow and inspire our ambitious team. I very much look forward to working with her.”

Commenting on her appointment, Katey Howard said: “I am so pleased to be joining pladis at an exciting moment for the business. I have grown up with iconic British brands like McVitie’s and Jacob’s and can’t wait to be part of the team driving their future success. I look forward to working with such a talented group of people and continuing to build an inclusive culture where everyone can flourish.”

Howard has previously worked for Getty Images and Barclays. She is a certified coach, has an MSc in Occupational Psychology and is a Chartered Occupational Psychologist.

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