Michelle Carpenter-Hanson EVP, Global Head of People Operations

Michelle Carpenter-Hanson joined Sonnedix in October 2017 as Executive Vice President, Global Head of People Operations. Her role entails oversight of all aspects of Human Resources, ranging from organisational design, compensation, recruitment and talent management to training and development, retention strategies, and internal and external communications.

Prior to joining Sonnedix, Michelle had been a global HR director for almost 20 years across sectors including technology, manufacturing, project engineering and investment banking/financial advisory services. She has been a vital part of global leadership teams that have reshaped businesses, redesigned organisations for optimal performance, and grown them from startups to global market leading companies. Now that she’s on the Sonnedix team, Michelle is most excited about creating a cohesive and modern people strategy that supports and enables the business’ performance and helps to drive its strategic objective of growing and evolving, while maintaining its position as a market leader.

Michelle holds a Bachelors of Arts with honors in Classics from the University of Leeds in England. She is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development and chairs a charity organisation that supports her children’s school.

When not spending time with her two daughters, Tara and Livvy, Michelle likes to set herself personal challenges to support charities which she is passionate about. Most recently, she completed the London Marathon in 2016 and the UK’s Three Peaks Challenge in 2017.

Michelle feels privileged to be part of Sonnedix because of its unique blend of incredibly smart and passionate, yet humble and authentic, people who are driving a sector that will absolutely benefit society and our planet. She’s proud of working for a company with the incredibly rare combination of placing a high level of integrity on everything it does as well as an ethical perspective on transforming the industry.




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