Multinational enterprise software company Unit4, which specialises in people experience software, has announced the appointment of Tania Garrett as Chief People Officer with immediate effect. She takes over from Lisa Dodman, who stepped down earlier this year to pursue an independent advisory opportunity.
Garrett has close to 30 years of experience in the HR profession with major multinationals. Her more recent positions have focused specifically on employee experience. She joins Unit4 from Adobe, where she headed the international employee experience organisation and previously the EMEA employee experience organisation. Prior to Adobe, she was Group HR Director at law firm Parabis. She also held HR leadership positions at Experian, Willis Towers Watson, and paint and coatings manufacturer Valspar.
Mike Ettling, CEO of Unit4, said that Garrett's appointment is expected to help the company further invest in its people. "As a people centric business, we are delighted to have someone with her wealth of global experience, talent and passion for people, join the company through our next phase of growth," he said.
Headquartered in the Netherlands and operating mainly across Europe but with a presence in the Asia Pacific, Unit4 focuses mainly on mid-market organisations in high-growth markets. The company has lately been investing in technology, with Ettling saying in earlier announcements that will be a source of competitive advantage in the near future.
In tandem with the company's push for growth, Garrett's appointment is the latest in a string of leadership announcements this year. In March, Unit4 announced the appointment of Dave Dyer as Regional President of North America, in February the appointment of Tom Ascroft as Chief Information Security Officer, and in January, Matthew Bagley as Chief Financial Officer.