Sedgwick appoints head of UK colleague resources

Sedgwick, a global provider of technology-enabled risk, benefits and integrated business solutions, has appointed Vicki Cowell (pictured) as head of colleague resources in the UK.

The firm employs nearly 30,000 members of staff across 80 countries. Cowell will seek to drive business performance through the development and implementation of people-oriented strategies and programmes. She will also champion a collaborative approach to enrich colleague resources operational excellence in the UK.

Cowell has 20 years of experience working in various senior human resource roles across the insurance and banking sectors.

She said: “I am simply delighted to be joining Sedgwick’s colleague resources team and to be a part of this remarkable global business. I was attracted to Sedgwick as soon as I learned about its purpose-led ethos of caring counts, which puts empathy at the heart of everything they do. The business’ strong focus on organisational culture and expansive solutions to help people and businesses really make Sedgwick stand out as an employer and provider of choice.”

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Paul White, chief executive officer for the UK at Sedgwick, added: “Vicki is a values-driven leader, and Sedgwick is renowned for being a values-driven business. We have an established track record in working with business leaders, and I am excited to partner with Vicki in implementing world-class people strategies in the UK.”

Christine Millar, international head of colleague resources at Sedgwick, said: “For firms to consistently attract and retain talent in a competitive, post-Brexit global market against a backdrop of rising inflation, focusing on the colleague experience is key. Vicki’s wealth of experience will further help us in doing just that.”