Chief People Officer Pathways report 2024

Following the success of our analysis into the most common pathway to the Chief People Officer role released last year, Eton Bridge Partners is delighted to continue to share the findings of research into over 7,500 Chief People Officer appointments.

This year we extended our reach to include global appointments between 2022 and 2023. 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, who specialise in relationship mapping and intelligence, to analyse some core data on the profile of Chief People Officers and their career pathway.

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    This report contains some fantastic information and some eye-opening and new facts, particularly about the global diversity landscape. It is also interesting to see what the market is doing globally.

    CPO Privately owned European services organisation
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    An insightful, informative and interesting read, this is a great resource to ensure we can engage with external trends and developments in the function.

    Chief People Officer Private Equity healthcare organisation
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    Reward leadership roles set me up really well for a transition to Chief People Officer roles. In particular: the great grasp of people data analytics that reward roles provide is so essential to modern Chief People Officer roles; the experience, exposure, and confidence in dealing with Boards, investors, and corporate governance, the essential metrics, performance indicators, and financials.

    Chief People Officer Brambles
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    Having built relationships with recruitment partners over many years, I can confidently say that it is unusual to find someone able to build their knowledge of our sector and business as quickly as you did, to enable you to represent us in the market.

    Chief People Officer Tungsten Network

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