Lloyds Banking Group hires chief people and places officer

Lloyds Banking Group Sharon Doherty

Lloyds Banking Group has appointed Sharon Doherty (pictured) as chief people and places officer, as of this month.

Doherty will be responsible for driving the group’s people strategy, championing talent and embedding a culture of innovation and inclusion. This includes enhancing the flexible working policies that Lloyds Banking Group has developed over the past few years, driving new skills and accelerating the pace at which it uses digital technologies and data to support customers.

She will play a leading role in delivering the group’s strategy, which aims to put culture, talent, technology, and data at the heart of the organisation, as well as ensuring Lloyds Banking Group is a sustainable and inclusive place to work.

Doherty joins from financial software firm Finastra, where she was also chief people and places officer. Previously, she worked at Vodafone, on its award-winning diversity and digital work programme.

Charlie Nunn, group chief executive officer at Lloyds Banking Group, said: “I’m pleased to welcome Sharon Doherty to our team. Her breadth of experience and fintech background, as well as passion for putting people first, will play an important part in helping us deliver our strategy.”

Doherty added: “I’m really looking forward to helping our 60,000-plus team play their part in helping Britain prosper. Together creating an inclusive culture that attracts and inspires the most diverse, agile, and committed talent to thrive and grow.”