Slowly but surely, the HR function is changing, moving from an administrative function to a strategic operation, and every time a global business realises this, the whole industry takes a step forward.
Sara Edwards, formerly director of HR worldwide at the company, has been promoted to vice president, human resources and will attend board meeting and group executive meetings, making sure plans for innovations around its people are included in the business's most senior strategic discussions.
HR has never previously been included on the board at Orient Express Worldwide, but given the company now employs 8,000 staff in 50 businesses across 24 countries (Brazil, Russia, North America, Peru, the UK, Italy, Spain, France, Portugal, southeast Asia, South Africa, Botswana and Mexico) and has an ambitious growth strategy in place, there is no time like the present.
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Sara Edwards brings HR to the boardroom table at Orient Express Worldwide