Iris Appoints Benita Meswania as Global Chief People Officer

1 month ago

Iris Worldwide ha announced the appointment of Benita Meswania as Global Chief People Officer.

The move comes as the global network seeks to redefine and elevate its people offering in line with the agency’s growth ambitions and client proposition to be The Participation Agency.

  • With 18 years of experience in talent roles, the majority spent within the Accenture Network, Meswania’s achievements include helping Accenture Song shape its operating model through a creative lens and leading HR for Droga5 during a period of challenge and growth.

Most recently, she was Global Chief People Officer at Plus Company, where she led talent strategy across a network of 30+ agencies with 3,000+ employees.

In her new role at Iris, Benita will develop a new global value proposition for Iris talent, leveraging what makes the network unique and creating new strategies for succession, career development, learning, affinity and engagement.

Leveraging my experience developing transformational talent strategies for creative businesses, I’ll be working to support the network’s growth ambitions while breaking the mould in how we elevate the people agenda

Benita Meswania

Based in the UK, she will report to Iris’ Chair, Ian Millner, and lead a team of 20+ HR professionals. 

The appointment is part of a strategic re-globalisation of the business, putting senior talent at the centre to drive the business forward in key growth areas. 

Ian Millner, Chair, Iris Worldwide, said: “We are delighted to welcome Benita to our network as we build on our first 25 years.

  • “As Iris looks to continue to stay a step ahead of a marketplace that is under incredible pressure, it’s great to have a senior global executive in the talent space join us as we navigate the most exciting and challenging chapter of our industry so far.

“Benita will help us move faster, be more dynamic and confident and tap into the people, skills and culture right across our global network.”

Benita Meswania, Global Chief People Officer, Iris Worldwide, added: “I’m hugely excited to be leading the people offering at Iris.

“Leveraging my experience developing transformational talent strategies for creative businesses, I’ll be working to support the network’s growth ambitions while breaking the mould in how we elevate the people agenda.”

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