CWT appoints Global Head of ESG & Employee Experience
To lead the company’s responsible business activities and continue to oversee the company’s HR communications
CWT, the Business-to-Business-for-Employees (B2B4E) travel management platform, has appointed Richard Thompson as its Global Head of ESG and Employee Experience. Formerly CWT’s Vice President, Global Internal Communication & Culture, Thompson will lead the company’s responsible business activities and continue to oversee the company’s HR communications and CWT workplace culture initiatives, while handing over global internal communication responsibilities to the company’s Chief Communications Officer, Julian Walker.
Reporting to Executive Vice President & Chief HR Officer Laura Watterson, Thompson is a member of the Human Resources leadership team and is a key liaison with the Board of Directors’ Nominating and Environment, Social and Governance (NESG) committee. Having joined the company in 2016, Thompson was appointed VP, Global Internal Communication & Culture in January 2022. Prior to joining CWT, he spent over 25 years consulting in the automotive, manufacturing and B2B spaces with companies like Nissan Europe, Capgemini, Technip and Cargill where he successfully addressed the change and corporate communication challenges faced by multinational companies during global transformations. He holds a Bachelor of English Literature from the University of California, Santa Cruz.
“I’m eager to accelerate CWT’s internal programmes and external positions related to sustainability and ESG issues, working closely with our Board of Directors, colleagues and partners around the world, to build on our foundation and make us a leader in this field. Moreover, ESG is an integral part of the experience CWT provides its employees. In my new role, my primary goal will be to work with our teams to raise the level of our ESG and employee experience ratings, content, reporting, stakeholder communication and investor engagement with particular emphasis on sustainability issues,” said Thompson.
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