She joins from Ogilvy Group.
MEC has appointed Marie-Claire Barker as its first global chief talent officer. Prior to this, she was with the Ogilvy Group in a similar capacity.
She will work with global CEO Charles Courtier to ‘deliver a consistent talent strategy and approach to how MEC attracts, evaluates, motivates and grows their people,’ informed an official statement.
Marie-Claire Barker said, “I want to be in a business with a palpable culture. MEC’s talent manifesto, which encourages each employee to thrive within the context of work, is something that really intrigues me. I have a strong desire to change the face of talent management in our industry, so operating in an environment that encourages uniqueness and innovation in a culture where employees feel there are no barriers to reaching their potential is what has drawn me to MEC.”
Courtier said, “Talent is the single most important ingredient to the future success of MEC. Marie-Claire has an absolute passion for the growth and development of people, and I know that she’s looking forward to working with MEC leaders to drive a culture where each employee is able to contribute in a meaningful way to improve business results, and reach their own personal potential. This is why MEC appealed to her, and why under her leadership and experience we’ll be able to truly thrive as a company.”