Kelly is a Senior Human Resources professional with international experience working in Australia, United Kingdom and now based in the US. Kelly has more than 20 years Human Resource Management experience working in Global Consulting firms, Professional Services, and Banking and Finance. This includes HR Partners, Arthur Andersen, HSBC, and PwC.
Over her career Kelly has lead and managed global cultural and behavioral transformation projects, and has specialist skills in Leadership Development, Strategic Resourcing, International Mobility, Talent Management, Diversity, and Assessment strategies.
Kelly is currently Chief Talent Officer at Mastercard. Responsible for setting the vision, strategy, and overseeing Talent needs across the global organization. This includes responsibility for talent attraction, acquisition, leadership development, succession planning, employee engagement, and change management.
Formally Kelly ran PwC’s Leadership & Gender Equality Series – ‘Aspire to Lead’. This initiative worldwide, has connected over 30,000 (and counting) students, executives, and PwC employees from over 100 countries to diverse thought leadership. Kelly consults and supports the United Nations Women team on the ‘HeForShe’ Gender Equality movement, for which Mastercard is a Global supporter.
Kelly is passionate about women in technology and is an active champion of Mastercard’s Girls for Tech program and other STEM initiatives. She is an external speaker on corporate responsibility, people engagement, diversity, and inclusion strategies. On the Advisory Board of St Mary’s College of California for the School of Business & Economics, and a steering committee member for the 30% Club (Gender Balance on FTSE 100 Boards).