Essensys appoints chief people officer

Flexible workspace software provider Essensys has appointed Kally Kang-Kersey as chief people officer.

The firm, which has offices in London, Hong Kong, New York and California, said she would develop its culture in the newly created role.

A 15-year stint at digital solutions provider Zebra Technologies saw Kang-Kersey rise to the position of vice president of global talent. She previously worked as HR director at printing giant Xerox, where she was employed for 12 years.

Essensys, founded in 2006, employs 150 people worldwide and said it was investing in its talent strategy globally, in line with its growth and vision.

Group chief executive Mark Furness said: “As our business grows, so should our investment into our people.

“The creation of the role of chief people officer at Essensys reflects our continued commitment to our people and our culture.

“Kally has the track record and expertise, having worked with leading technology brands, to enhance our talent strategy as we continue to realise our ambitions.”

Kang-Kersey said Essensys had a “clear vision for the future” as well as a “committed and passionate workforce”.

“While the technology is driving the digital enablement of multi-tenanted spaces, it is the people behind it that makes it possible,” she added.

“Essensys is investing in shaping an even stronger, high-performing, inclusive culture, supporting people and organisational development, with a continued focus on employee experience initiatives including health and wellbeing and employee engagement.

“As the business continues to expand, I am excited to be part of the journey.”

Kang-Kersey joins Essensys after a number of other senior appointments including Sarah Harvey as chief financial officer and James Lowery as chief executive for the UK and Europe.