Thursday 03 October 2019

Finch lands at DXC as tech giant seeks to improve HR

FinchFollowing the recent move to replace Mike Lawrie as its CEO (see: Salvino replaces Lawrie as CEO at DXC Technology) DXC Technology has announced the appointment of another new member of its senior leadership team.

In his first major appointment since taking the helm in September, DXC's new CEO, Mike Salvino, has installed Mary Finch (pictured) as the company’s new Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO). Like Salvino, Finch is a former Accenture senior executive with impeccable credentials. She spent more than 14 years with the company, where she served as Chief Operations Officer for Global Human Resources. Most recently as the CHRO of AECOM, Finch transformed human resources by implementing a global talent strategy, incorporating new performance and productivity tools, coupled with training and development, career progression and workforce engagement initiatives.

Finch holds a degree in accounting and business management from Miami University. In 2016 she received the accolade of Most Powerful and Influential Women from the California Diversity Council. She is also a founding member of Her Story, an organization focused on improving the lives of single mothers and committed to helping people living in survival mode around the world by improving safety, health, income, and education. Via her involvement in Her Story, Finch is one of 20 female leaders funding homes for single mothers in El Salvador.

Finch replaces DXC’s former Chief of Staff, Jo Mason, who had presided over DXC’s global HR function since the company’s formation in 2017 and, alongside ex-CEO Mike Lawrie, had held a similar role at antecedant CSC. DXC’s approach and effectiveness in respect of human resources and talent management has long been been seen by some as an area of weakness for the organisation. It may thereforefore be no coincidence that Salvino appears to have recognised this and acted swiftly to make leadership changes. The advent of Finch marks a further postive step for DXC, as the tech giant seeks to improve its internal culture, in the face of its ongoing transformation.

Posted by Jon C Davies at '08:34' - Tagged: hr   appointments