Kathryn Herrington

Kathryn Herrington
Chief Human Resources, Communications & Workplace Services Officer
Kathryn joined CLS in September 2011 and is Chief Human Resources, Communications & Workplace Services Officer, based in London. She is also responsible for the company's internal and external communications as well as global facilities management.

Kathryn leads on all aspects of CLS's People agenda, including the human capital, communications, workplace services and administration functions. 

Upon joining CLS in September 2011, 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. More recently she has 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 program, and an internal communications and engagement framework that supports CLS’s growth and cultural change activities.  

She also oversees the global workplace services and administration functions. 

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 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 the last 15 years in New York, she has recently returned to London. 

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