Global Processing Services names first chief people officer

Global Processing ServicesGlobal payments technology platform Global Processing Services (GPS) has appointed Sharyn Wilson (pictured) as its first chief people officer from this month.

In the newly created role, Wilson will be responsible for leading global HR organisation, including talent strategy, recruitment, culture, learning and development, compensation and benefits. She was also appointed to GPS’ executive management team and will be based in London.

Wilson spent more than two decades working in sectors including payments and fintech, in businesses ranging from FTSE 100 to SMEs, including private equity backed businesses.

Prior to GPS, Wilson was a self-employed consultant advising beauty group Orveon in setting up its UK and Republic of Ireland HR function for newly acquired businesses Laura Mercier, Bare Minerals and Buxom.

Wilson said: “Great customer experiences are rooted in great employee experiences, where employees feel proud and energised for the company they choose to work for. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to shape GPS’ talent strategy and culture, and I look forward to meeting everyone as quickly as possible.”

Kevin Schultz, chief executive officer at GPS, added: “Sharyn is an accomplished HR leader with extensive expertise at the intersection of strategy, talent, and culture. Our continued growth is highly dependent on attracting and retaining world class talent who are courageous and customer obsessed. Sharyn’s insights will be absolutely vital as we expand our geographic footprint in 2023 and beyond.”