Performance management and analytics firm Industrial Research (IR) has announced the appointment of Katrina Small as the new Chief People Officer (CPO) of the company.
John Ruthven, CEO and Managing Director, IR, said, “Katrina is another stellar example of the company promoting from within. Our people-first approach underpins how we simplify complexity for our customers while living our core 'Tribe' behaviors.”
He also added that since joining, Katrina has made key contributions to the company’s people strategies and he is looking forward to working with Katrina as they continue to enhance their collaborative working environment and embrace hybrid working.
In a LinkedIn post, Katrina reacted to her newest appointment:
In her new role, Katrina would be responsible for strengthening the people and culture strategy of the company to enable the accelerated growth.
Katrina boasts of two decades of extensive experience in HR disciplines, including Organizational Development, Workplace Culture & Talent Management, Health & Safety, Rewards & Recognition, and Employee Experience & Engagement. Her previous work experience ranged across industries and counts Newell Brands, Virgin Australia, Qantas and Maia Financial as her previous employers.
Katrina Small, CPO, IR, said: "Our people are playing a crucial role in transforming IR to a hybrid and cloud solutions provider. I am pleased to have the opportunity to play a key role in attracting, developing, and inspiring our talent as we navigate our way in this hybrid workforce environment. I believe a culture of being human, fairness, wellness, diversity, and growth will propel our 'Tribe' forward and make IR an 'Employer of Choice’.”