Sharon Looney

Chief People Officer, Forterro

Sharon Looney

Chief People Officer


Role at Forterro Sharon joined Forterro on 1st October 2021 to lead the People & Culture Strategy at Forterro. Sharon is a member of the Forterro Executive Board, based between our London HQ and her home office in Ireland.

Background/Previous Roles Sharon's background and core expertise is in leading accelerated change & transformation through excellence in people practices, leadership development and organisational culture. Sharon has previously led the HR strategy for some of the worlds largest multi-national organisations including Macom Technologies, Delphi Technologies, Sanmina-SCI and Flextronics International.
Sharon has particular interest in emerging trends on the Future of Work, HR Technology, Talent Trends and in particular Employee Wellbeing (which she refers to as our human imperative)

Strategic Expertise : A globally recognised thought-leader in the world of Strategic HR Leadership, Sharon has won many awards for her pragmatic and human-centric approach to People Strategy development. Having worked across 26 countries, Sharon's global and cultural awareness brings significant value and unparalleled sense of awareness in her approach to Diversity and Inclusion. A 'People-First' HR leader, Sharon's personal moto is that "People deliver all value to all businesses - Take care of your people to take care of your business"

  • Recipient of the "Positive to Disability in employment awards" - Irish Government employer recognition awards 1995
  • Top 100 HR Tech minds awards 2018
  • Top 100 Global HR Leaders awards 2018
  • CHRO of the year 2019 - World HRD Congress
  • HR Champion of the year award 2019 – Ireland



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