Hill and Knowlton Strategies hires global CPO

Public relations firm Hill and Knowlton Strategies has recruited Laurie Rosenfield as its global chief people officer.

In her new role, which begins on 13 September, Rosenfield will lead the organisation’s global human capital strategy across a network spanning 77 offices in 43 countries. She will report to global chairman and CEO AnnaMaria DeSalva and join the company’s global leadership council.

Rosenfield joins Hill and Knowlton from CBS, where she was its first global chief people officer. During her time there, she transformed the human resources function to support the business as the business expanded its digital strategy, improved the employee experience and talent development strategy, and played a key role in strategic and operational matters related to the merger with Viacom.

Prior to CBS, Rosenfield held leadership and advisory roles involving global talent and human capital at MediaLink, Wolters Kluwer, TiVo, Twentieth Century Fox and the William Morris Agency.

DeSalva said: “Laurie is an accomplished leader with a unique combination of experiences spanning human resources, executive search, talent strategy, P&L leadership and operational expertise.

“She is a passionate talent strategist with a keen commercial sense. She is also a respected advisor to management teams and boards focused on innovation, transformation, and growth. I believe her energy and expertise is ideally suited to the ambitious development of Hill and Knowlton currently underway.”

She added that she looked forward to partnering with Rosenfield to take the company’s employee experience to “new levels of fulfilment” and to become the “preeminent destination” for talent in the sector.

Rosenfield commented that Hill and Knowlton has a “rich history and strong global network”, and she is also excited about its vision for the future of the communications discipline.

“I look forward to partnering with AnnaMaria and the entire leadership team to build on today’s momentum and ensure Hill and Knowlton is the best place to work – a place where all colleagues can bring their whole selves to do their best, grow and thrive,” she added.