Newell Brands Appoints Chief Of Human Resources

Newell Brands has appointed Fiona Laird as executive vice president and chief human resources and communications officer, effective immediately.

Laird is joining Newell Brands following a 25-year career at Unilever. Most recently, she was evp/human resources, for global categories, marketing, communications, and research and development. She also has broad expertise in human resources strategy development, talent management, organization design, total rewards, and engaging employees through multiple communication channels, the company said.

“We are delighted that Fiona is joining our world class leadership team,” said Michael Polk, Newell Brands CEO. “With the integration of Newell Rubbermaid and Jarden Corporation, Newell Brands will become one of the preeminent consumer goods companies in the world. Fiona will play a key role in developing the talent, organization, and culture required for our transformation and growth.”

Laird will be based at the company’s new corporate headquarters in Hoboken, NJ.