Following a retirement, Domino Printing Sciences is pleased to announce the appointment of Chris Webb as the new Group Human Resources Director and latest member of Domino’s executive team.
Webb joins Domino with responsibility for the HR function and will concentrate on advancing both Domino’s employee development framework, and its leadership and talent strategies, which he believes are central to the company’s ‘Do more’ commitment to delivering best-in-class customer satisfaction.
Speaking about his appointment, Webb says: “I am delighted to join CEO Robert Pulford and the Domino team. Domino has such a strong track record on innovation and customer focus, with great people at its core.”
“It’s a great time to join, as we move forward into the next chapter in our journey, with an enhanced focus on global strategic organisational development. With so many opportunities ahead for the business, I’m excited by what the team can achieve.”
Multilingual, with a degree in Russian, French, and economics, Webb has had an impressive career to date, with exposure to human resources on a global level – having lived and worked in Italy, Russia, and France. After starting his working life in IT, Webb made the move into HR in 2001 while working for a merging Anglo-Italian electronics company. He remained there for a further 11 years, during a time of significant international expansion.
In 2012, Webb joined the HR team at Illinois Tool Works (ITW), a US-headquartered, global manufacturer of industrial equipment and consumables. Webb joined ITW as it embarked on its well-publicised ‘Enterprise Strategy’, helping the company move from an acquisition-driven approach to organic growth, alongside the scale up from 850 business units, to 85 strategic business divisions. As Global HR Director for the Powertrain Automotive Segment, he played a pivotal role in establishing strong and diverse leadership teams and building HR capabilities. For the last three years, Webb was also a lead sponsor to the company’s Young Professionals Network programme, which quickly saw membership reach over 1000.
Webb’s appointment comes following the retirement of former Group Human Resources Director, Hilary Wright, who led the HR and Facilities teams for the last three years. In her role, Wright was pivotal in helping Domino drive a strong people focus, establishing the company’s core learning and development programmes.
Speaking about his predecessor, Webb says: “Hilary put in place a solid HR team and many great people initiatives, during a period of significant change. I’m very fortunate to be in a position to build on strong foundations.”
“The executive team is already going through a process of reviewing our purpose, brand, and values, so it is the perfect time to reassess how our leadership behaviours and talent strategies can support this work. Research clearly indicates that if you want to improve the support to your customers, begin by supporting employees to succeed and grow’, and so that’s a key focus for me in the new role.”
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