Fishawack Health hires new chief people officer

Fishawack HealthFishawack Health has recruited Harriet Shurville as chief people officer to spearhead integration efforts, champion diversity and inclusion, and cultivate an environment where interdisciplinary teams thrive.

As chief people officer, Shurville takes on a global remit and is responsible for the organisation’s people strategy. She will sit on its executive committee, helping define and shape strategies for retention, recruitment, and business performance.

Shurville will spearhead the next phase of the organisation’s integration strategy, oversee its career experience programmes, diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives, and global mobility, and will play a critical role in empowering teams and cultivating an environment in which they can thrive, collaborating and innovating to positively impact healthcare outcomes.

Previously, Shurville lead the global people function at creative and strategy firm Iris Worldwide, where she was responsible for incorporating multiple agencies and more than 1,000 employees under one umbrella, fostering a progressive culture.

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Shurville said: “What excites me is the progressive culture of inclusivity and collaboration, and its determination to promote and hire the right leadership to drive business and people objectives. This belief that we are stronger together than separate is motivating and is one of the reasons that attracted me. The business is putting in the hard work behind the scenes to make integration a reality. I’m looking forward to working with other leaders across the group to bring our vision to life.”

Jon Koch, chief executive officer at Fishawack Health, added: “Harriet joins us during an important time. Fishawack Health has evolved into a deeply connected organisation, delivering unified services from pre-clinical to launch and beyond. We are motivated to continue this journey because of our success in helping clients connect patients with life-enhancing therapies. Harriet’s experience in thoughtfully bringing together teams across agencies and geographies is essential as we continue to unify our capabilities.”