Vestas appoints new people and culture officer

Vestas has named Anne Pearce as its new Chief People & Culture Officer. (Courtesy: LinkedIn)

Vestas has appointed Anne Pearce to the position of Chief People and Culture Officer. Beginning in January 2024, Pearce will become Executive Vice President of People & Culture and will join Vestas’ executive management team.

Pearce comes from a position as Vice President of Human Resources at Shell plc, one of the world’s energy majors. In the role, Anne Pearce will lead the continued development of Vestas’ P&C organization and efforts to attract, develop, and retain employees.

Prior to joining Shell, Pearce built her international profile through HR leadership roles within industrial companies in North America, EU and Asia Pacific.

”We’re excited to welcome Anne to Vestas to lead People & Culture and take our P&C organization, services and operations as well as leadership across the company to the next level. The energy transition requires us to have the right people at the right time and place and elevating our P&C organization further is key for us to create the organization and operations that allow us to grow sustainably in the future. Anne is a seasoned international profile that brings a wealth of experience from leading companies, including an energy major like Shell, and we look forward to having her on team Vestas,” said Henrik Andersen, Vestas President and CEO.

“I am delighted to be joining Vestas as CPCO and excited to be part of the Vestas’ journey to become the global leader in sustainable energy solutions.  I look forward to working closely with Executive Management and the People & Culture management team and organization on building Vestas’ organizational capability and leadership to thrive in the energy transition,” said Pearce.

Pearce was born in New Zealand before moving to Australia and now lives in the United Kingdom. Prior to joining Vestas, she had leadership positions in AXA, Bluescope Steel, ArcelorMittal and Shell. As part of joining Vestas, she will relocate to Denmark.