Jack Morton Worldwide appoints global chief people officer

Jack Morton Worldwide announced that Melissa Rose has joined the organisation as its first chief people officer.

In the newly created role, Rose joins the global HR team, where her primary objective is ‘strategic people operations’ – helping the agency to grow, retain and nurture its talent.

She will serve on the agency’s executive leadership team reporting directly to chairman and CEO, Josh McCall, in Boston, USA.

Rose previously held positions at Hill Holliday, ISM, Carat and iProspect. Most recently, she served as vice president, human resources at Anaqua, a global intellectual property software company.

“Talent is critical to the success of our agency. It’s the proof behind the promise of our brand. Investing in the future of our team is paramount to our business and the appointment of Melissa as our new chief people officer is testament to our efforts,” said McCall.

“The opportunity to shape and advance employee retention, career progression, talent development, diversity and inclusion at Jack Morton is an exciting endeavor and true to the agency’s commitment to its people and unique culture,” said Rose.