Jacky Simmonds was appointed as Chief People Officer of VEON in January 2018. Prior to this appointment, she was Group Director, People of Easyjet plc, with responsibility for Human Resources globally.
Prior to Jacky’s tenure at Easyjet, she held a series of senior HR positions in the travel sector including CHRO of TUI Group, where she was also a member of the Group Executive Committee. Jacky is also currently a non executive director of Ferguson Plc, where she is Chair of the Remuneration Committee.
Her experience has included leading all aspects of Human Resources in global organisations, developing specific strategies in Executive compensation, Board and Leadership Sucession planning,talent and development, change and organisational transformation. She also has a depth of expertise in culture change and employee engagement.