First Sentier Investors has named the appointment of Melanie Halsey as chief people and culture officer, based in London, reporting to Mark Steinberg, the chief executive officer.
Halsey will be primarily responsible for partnering with the business to design and implement strategies that will attract, engage and develop employees and help the business build a high-performance culture, based on its values and reflecting the evolving changes in workplace culture globally.
Bringing more than 20 years’ experience in senior human resources (HR) roles, Halsey most recently as executive vice-president, HR at Colt Technology Services, where she led a global team of 150 HR professionals across 15 countries. Prior to that, she was the global head of HR for Eight Roads, a global venture capital firm. Haley joined that business after working for Eight Roads’ major shareholder Fidelity, where she was the head of HR for UK financial services.
The appointment, says Steinberg, strengthens the firm’s leadership team and paves the way for progressive approaches to employee engagement and organisation design. He adds: “Halsey has extensive experience in the operational areas of HR, and has led broad strategic cultural transformation programmes in the areas of diversity and inclusion, corporate social responsibility and employee engagement, which we know will play a pivotal role in our ongoing success.”