Cathy Geerts, new Chief HR Officer at SD Worx
2 December 2019
London, 29 November 2019 – Cathy Geerts has commenced her role as Chief HR Officer at HR service provider SD Worx. In her new position, Cathy Geerts will join the SD Worx Executive Committee and report directly to CEO Kobe Verdonck.
As CHRO, Cathy Geerts will monitor and guide the various facets of SD Worx's HR management. She succeeds Hilde Haems is this position, with the latter having since joined the listed holding company Ackermans & van Haaren as its Chief Human Capital Officer.
Cathy Geerts: "#itsyourmove is central to our HR strategy. We encourage internal mobility and give co-workers the opportunity to take the initiative and shape their own careers. I am very excited about my new appointment. My team and I are committed to the long-term promotion of a learning organisation and a stimulating culture that focuses on innovation and results. I share a passion for our clients and their employees with over 4,150 of my SD Worx co-workers. SD Worx has some fantastic international aspirations and ambitious growth plans for the future. The ability to achieve this is based on our co-workers and technology."
Cathy has 20 years of experience in HR. After obtaining a degree in romance languages, she completed her MBA in business management. She also holds a Master's degree in compensation & benefits and HR from the Vlerick Management School. She began her career as an employee benefits consultant, first for insurance broker Vanbreda Risk & Benefits and then at AON Consulting. Cathy subsequently worked at various HR jobs at Umicore, Nyrstar and Alpro. In 2014, Cathy joined SD Worx. She started as the HR Manager for Talent, Reward, Operations & Analytics, before becoming the HR Director for SD Worx Belgium in 2017.
More information about Cathy Geerts can be found on her LinkedIn profile.