Newton hires Helen Beurier as chief people officer

Newton chief people officerManagement consultancy Newton has appointed Helen Beurier as chief people officer and partner to further strengthen its leadership team.

Beurier will assume her new role in January 2024 and will become a member of Newton’s senior executive team and board. Responsible for driving its people agenda forward by developing global organisational and talent strategies, she will lead the business into the next chapter of its growth plans.

She will also be responsible for leading and championing initiatives that build on Newton’s capability, enhancing its learning and talent strategies to continue delivering value for clients and achieve future growth ambitions. Beurier will be a beacon of leadership and action in the areas of inclusion, diversity and equality to ensure that the firm’s community is a place of equity and embraces the brightest and best talent.

With more than 25 years of human resources leadership experience at Marks and Spencer, PepsiCo and GlaxoSmithKline, she most recently served as chief people officer at Zopa Group, where she led its people strategy.

Beurier said: “Newton has a dazzling array of talent and the intent to embrace an ambitious, accelerated path for growth within and beyond the UK. I was instantly impressed with Newton’s culture and commitment to its exceptional people, who are unlocking challenges within some of the largest employers in the UK. This role, operating at board level, offers a unique opportunity to bring my international experience to the fore and, ultimately, deliver even more value to clients by nurturing the unique people experience Newton offers that supports everyone to perform at the highest level.”

Steven Phillips, managing partner at Newton, added: “People are at the heart of delivering lasting and meaningful impact to our clients, and as we grow, making sure everyone can perform at their very best becomes more important than ever. It was clear from day one that Helen’s operating values, which have seen her through an incredibly successful career leading international teams through growth and transformation, clearly align with Newton’s culture of high performance. Her deep expertise will be invaluable in driving Newton to achieve its full potential, and I’m very much looking forward to welcoming Helen to the leadership team in the new year.”