CWT, the Business-to-Business-for-Employees (B2B4E) travel management platform, announces the appointment of Laura Watterson as Chief Human Resources Officer, with effect from 5 July 2022. Laura will report to Patrick Andersen, CWT’s President & Chief Executive Officer, and be a member of the company’s Executive Leadership Team. Laura takes over from Catherine Maguire-Vielle, who is stepping down and leaving the company to pursue new professional opportunities.
“I am delighted and excited to welcome Laura back to CWT, and I know that her skills, flair, and talents will be a core ingredient of our success as we enter the next phase of our company’s growth story,” said Patrick Andersen. “At the same time, I am sorry to say farewell to Catherine, who has been a rock for us, as we faced the adversity and headwinds of recent years – and I know I speak for us all in wishing her every success for the future.”
Laura re-joins CWT from Cambria, where she served as Chief Human Resources & Risk Officer, having been CWT’s SVP - Global Talent & Rewards before that. A former chief human resources officer at Johnson Brothers Liquor Company, Laura began her career at General Mills Inc in 2000, and has since held several leadership positions, including Global Director of HR at Philips Electronics, and VP Talent and Culture at Aimia. Laura has a proven track record of delivering positive impact in multiple industries and Fortune 500 companies through superior human resource management, implementing innovative talent movement processes to improve depth and deployment, and creating sustainable people infrastructure.
She holds a Master’s in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University and a Bachelor of Arts in French from Washington and Lee University.
CWT is a Business-to-Business-for-Employees (B2B4E) travel management platform. Companies and governments rely on us to keep their people connected – anywhere, anytime, anyhow. Across six continents, we provide their employees with innovative technology and an efficient, safe and secure travel experience backed by our three core promises to simplify corporate travel, connect to unlock possibilities, and move forward together.