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Mairéad Nayager

Mairéad was appointed as Chief People Officer and a member of the Unilever Leadership Executive on 1 June 2024.

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Chief People Officer

In her role as Chief People Officer, Mairéad will be responsible for Unilever’s global people strategy, culture and organisation.

Prior to joining Unilever, Mairéad was Chief Human Resources Officer at Haleon where she was responsible for guaranteeing the company’s ambitions were delivered through the quality of talent and culture at the organisation.


  • 2022 — 2024: Chief Human Resources Officer, Haleon plc
  • 2015 — 2022: Chief Human Resources Officer, Diageo plc
  • 2012 — 2015: HR Director, Brandhouse Beverages (Pty) Ltd
  • 2011 — 2012: HR Director, Africa Regional Markets, Diageo plc
  • 2010 — 2011: Talent, OE & Commercial HR Director, Diageo Africa
  • 2009 — 2010: HR Business Partner, Africa Supply, Functions and New Business Ventures, Diageo plc
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