Canon UK and Ireland names new HR director

Canon UK and IrelandCanon UK and Ireland has appointed Kathryn Scott as its new HR director as of this month, replacing Debbie Brown who has moved internally to a new role as EMEA HR director, DRBG.

In her new role, Scott will be responsible for driving forward the organisation’s people vision and inclusive culture, as well as supporting it in continuing to develop a growth mindset to help it realise its mid-term growth ambitions.

With a strong track record of operating as a HR leader across a variety of sectors, including telecoms, entertainment and technology, Scott has extensive experience partnering with chief executive officers and business leaders to provide support to help teams and organisations grow and thrive. She is dedicated to delivering a range of people development programmes, including diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives, employee engagement activities and a variety of development interventions.

Scott has previously held roles at Cisco, Imimobile, Antenna International, Sky and T-Mobile. She has experience working across a range of both local and international roles and has been involved in a broad range of change initiatives, including relocations, acquisitions, new start-ups and restructures.

Scott said: “Canon has a solid foundation of great HR initiatives and is clearly achieving business goals as a result of great teamwork. I’m looking forward to working with my team and all the people leaders to nurture the talent we have. It’s an exciting time to join Canon, and I’m optimistic about what we can achieve together for our employees.”

Yusuke Mizoguchi, senior managing director at Canon UK and Ireland, added: “Our people vision is to be a diverse organisation and an inclusive place to work with an aim to empower everyone to bring their whole selves to work; where they feel enabled to thrive and contribute to achieving our business goals. I’m excited to welcome Kathryn to the business and am looking forward to her input in continuing to drive our vision forward.”