Joanne Ferris

Joanne Ferris

Chief Human Resources Officer at Alter Domus

Joanne started at Alter Domus in September 2019 and has more than 20 years of experience with leading, global organisations. She is responsible for Alter Domus’ human resources’ departments across the globe and reports directly to the Chief Executive Officer. Joanne is also a member of the Group Executive Board. Prior to joining Alter Domus, Joanne joins Alter Domus from Babylon Health, a young health-tech organisation with a mission to make health care affordable and accessible to the planet. Prior to this, she was the Interim Group HR Director for easyJet and Group Director for People, Culture and Communications at Primark. She has also held the position of Head of Human Resources, Customers and Distribution at Allied Irish Banks. Originally from Australia, Joanne is a graduate from the University of New South Wales and the University of Sydney in Mathematics, Science and Psychology.

03:50 pm - 04:20 pm Channel Adapt

Reimagining the Role & Relationship of the CHRO and the Board

Join René and Joanne for an open and honest conversation about the role of the CHRO, the relationship with the board and aligning objectives and business strategy. The conversation will delve into how the relationship between the people function and executive board works, with a focus on how the people functions' role plays into the success of the business. Joanne & René will talk about how the REMCO/NOMCO process works and how an aspiring CHRO would optimise their relationship.