Employers travel management software CWT has announced the appointment of Laura Watterson as the new Chief Human Resources Officer of the company. The appointment will be effective from 5th July 2022.
As per the company’s statement, Watterson will be reporting to Patrick Andersen, CWT's President & Chief Executive Officer, and would be part of the company's Executive Leadership Team. She takes over from Catherine Maguire-Vielle, who is leaving the company to pursue new professional opportunities.
Patrick Andersen, CEO, CWT said, "I am delighted and excited to welcome Laura back to CWT, and I know that her skills, flair, and talents will be a core ingredient of our success as we enter the next phase of our company's growth story.”
He also added that he is sorry to see Catherine go and wish her the best of luck for her future endeavours.
This completes Watterson's boomerang journey as she re-joins CWT from Cambria after a one year stint, where she served as Chief Human Resources & Risk Officer. Prior to Cambria, she was CWT's SVP - Global Talent & Rewards in 2020.
In her new role, she will headline CWT’s resource management, implementing innovative talent movement processes to improve depth and deployment, and creating sustainable people infrastructure.
Watterson started her career at General Mills Inc in 2000, and has since held several leadership positions, including Global Director of HR at Philips Electronics. VP Talent and Culture at Aimia and CHRO at Johnson Brother Liquor company.
Watterson holds a Master's in Industrial and Labour Relations from Cornell University and a Bachelor of Arts in French from Washington and Lee University.