Unit4 hires chief people officer

Unit4Enterprise cloud applications firm Unit4 has appointed Tania Garrett (pictured) as chief people officer.

Garrett, who will report to chief executive officer Mike Ettling, will oversee the firm’s people success function, where she will be responsible for talent acquisition, learning and development, compensation and benefits, as well as regional HR field teams.

She has more than two decades of human resources experience spanning various industries and geographies. Garrett’s experience has included guiding businesses through acquisitions and mergers, organisational design and leading multi-location teams to deliver high-level employee experience.

Garrett has joined from Adobe, where she led international employee experience covering Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), as well as the Asia Pacific and Japan regions. She previously managed its EMEA employee experience organisation.

Prior to this, Garrett was group HR director for a legal services company and also worked for Experian as HR director across EMEA. She has also been head of HR and HR services at Towers Watson and human resources director across EMEA and India at Valspar.

Ettling said: “We are excited to welcome Tania to Unit4 and we are delighted to have someone with her wealth of global experience, talent and passion for people, join the business through our next phase of growth. With a track record of strategic leadership and hands-on execution, she will help us to further invest in our people and accelerate Unit4’s journey to support our customers in delivering an exceptional people experience to their organisation as well as to their customers.”

Garrett added: “I am thrilled to be joining Unit4 at a time when we are all emerging from the pandemic and businesses are looking to shift their priorities back to sustainable growth. Now, more than ever, leaders need to retain talent and motivate their people in new ways, and I very much look forward to being part of that journey here at Unit4.”