Kathryn Herrington

Kathryn Herrington
Chief Administrative Officer
Kathryn joined CLS in September 2011 and is Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), overseeing a global team in both London and New York. She is responsible for the company's people agenda as well its internal and external communications, workplace services management and the administration functions.

Upon joining, she significantly upgraded every aspect of the HR function, implementing processes and frameworks to mitigate systemic organizational risk.  Building robust talent acquisition and leadership development capabilities was of particular focus. She also implemented a global compensation & benefits strategy, as well as a broad suite of HR systems and processes to support a Designated Financial Market Utility. She also led an organizational focus on driving cultural change through the design and delivery of leadership and talent solutions.

Kathryn’s team is also responsible for the ongoing delivery of an integrated communications strategy, including the external positioning of CLS through a comprehensive brand and marketing program, and an internal communications and engagement framework that supports CLS’s strategic agenda.

She also oversees global workplace services including the organization's location strategy, and its administration function.

Prior to joining CLS, Kathryn headed the HR function for Global Markets in EMEA at HSBC.  She joined HSBC from Bank of America where she supported Global Markets in New York, and also spent a number of years at Merrill Lynch in both London and New York, leading HR functions for International Wealth Management, and the Global Bank Group.

Having spent 16 years based in New York, she returned to London in 2018. 

Kathryn has a degree in Economic and Social History from the University of Bristol.