Chief People Officer Pathways report 2022

Following the success of our analysis of the most common pathway to CFO released last year, Eton Bridge Partners is delighted to share the findings of research into over 1,000 Chief People Officers who were appointed in the UK between 2019 to 2021. We hope that the statistics, analysis and conclusions in this report are useful to our C-suite network, as well as to aspiring CPOs when considering their career planning decisions.

We believe there are two key audiences for whom the findings of this report will be of particular interest:

  1. Aspiring Chief People Officers
  2. Companies looking to hire a new Chief People Officer or develop a talent pipeline to the Chief People Officer position over the longer term

Eton Bridge Partners has collaborated with the leading global data company BoardEx, which specialise in relationship mapping and intelligence, to analyse some core data on the profile of CPOs and their career pathway.

Alana Merrills

Executive Assistant, Executive Search, Human Resources Practice

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