Domestic and General appoints chief people officer

Appliance care specialist firm Domestic and General has appointed Anna Capitanio (pictured) as chief people officer as of March.

Capitanio, who also joined the leadership team, took over from Jenny Hillyer, who held the position of interim chief people officer.

Capitanio has more than two decades of experience across sectors including pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, hospitality and mining.

She joined from BT, where she was the director of human relations across the consumer division. Prior to this, Capitanio was chief people officer at global talent and technology solutions business La Fosse Associates, and global diversity and inclusion diversity, Australasia talent and learning director at IHG Hotels and Resorts. She also held roles at Australian multinational firm BHP.

Capitanio said: “It’s clear that Domestic and General is a people business with a culture that empowers and encourages collaboration, communication, learning and development across all levels. My passion for people and building strong brands means that I am well positioned to help Domestic and General to cement its focus on employee engagement, wellbeing, and development, as it progresses into its next stage of growth.”

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Matthew Crummack, chief executive officer of Domestic and General, added: “I’m delighted to welcome Anna to the team as we continue to support, grow and invest in our talent. With excellent customer service at the core of our offering, our people are critical to ensuring that we deliver strong value. Anna’s appointment is a key step in our mission to build a world class global company, and as we continue to scale across both Europe and the US.

“I’d also like to thank Jenny Hillyer for stepping into the role of interim chief people officer and for her tremendous work in supporting our HR function.”