International private equity firm Cinven, today announces that it has appointed Caroline Rawes as Chief Human Resources Officer with effect from 6 January 2020.
Caroline has almost 30 years’ HR experience, notably in the legal and professional services sectors. She joins from Ashurst, the international law firm, where she spent over four years as Chief People Officer and was a member of the Executive Committee, with shared responsibility for the development and delivery of the firm’s strategy as well as managing the HR, Learning & Organisation Development, Business Change and Internal Communications functions.
Prior to Ashurst, Caroline was the HR Director at Taylor Wessing, where she was also a member of the UK Executive Board. In this role she was responsible for the strategy and implementation of the firm’s HR services in the UK, as well as the people agenda for the firm internationally. She has held previous senior HR positions at Linklaters, Accenture and KPMG.
At Cinven, Caroline will lead the firm’s talent strategy and human resources team. Caroline will sit on Cinven’s Operating Committee, which leads the firm’s operational functions.
Commenting on Caroline’s appointment, Stuart McAlpine, Managing Partner of Cinven said:
“2019 marked another successful year for Cinven, with the completion of our €10 billion fundraise and continued investment and realisations. Our track record of strong returns has been based on attracting and retaining the very best talent in the industry. Caroline brings with her a wealth of experience and fresh thinking based on demonstrable experience in driving innovative policies and practices, ensuring we remain a fulfilling and rewarding place to work. We welcome her to Cinven and look forward to working with her.”
Caroline Rawes, Chief Human Resources Officer, commented:
“I am delighted to join in the newly created role of Chief Human Resources Officer at Cinven. I look forward to working with Stuart and the team to further the strategy for talent development in support of Cinven’s ambitions.”