Melbourne-headquartered, ASX-listed online gaming operator PointsBet announced earlier this week that Rachelle Carpenter has been appointed Chief People Officer, effective 19 July. It is the first time the company has added the people management function to its executive team.
Carpenter, who is based in the US, will be responsible for developing, driving, and leading all aspects of PointsBet's HR function. She will also design and implement the company's DE&I initiatives. Her appointment comes as the company is rapidly expanding into the US market.
PointsBet USA CEO Johnny Aitken said: "We're thrilled to have Rachelle join the PointsBet leadership team as our business continues an exciting period of growth. Our people strategies and DE&I initiatives are absolutely central to our company's ultimate vision and strategic goals, and Rachelle's leadership will enable us to deliver on that promise."
Carpenter will join PointsBet from telecommunications company DISH Network, where she held a variety of HR leadership roles. Most recently, she was Vice President of DISH's People Operations, HRIS, Compensation, Benefits, Compliance and Leadership Development. Prior to DISH, she was with staffing corporation Workforce Strategies, and held positions at General Electric before that.
She said of her new appointment: "I'm driven by a passion for people and as an executive believe that people strategies are central to building a successful company. I'm committed to employee engagement, retention, and inclusion, and am incredibly excited to join PointsBet as we collectively build a company that delivers for our employees and customers in every way imaginable."