SMI Appoints Head of People
SMI has announced the appointment of Catherine Jennings, formerly HR Partner at Ageas UK, to the newly created role of Head of People. Reporting into CEO, Keith Wells, Catherine will oversee career development across the global business, ensuring the manufacturer continues to attract, develop and retain the best possible talent.
With more than twenty years’ leadership in human resources across manufacturing, retail, education and professional services sectors, Catherine has a depth of experience including building HR teams, delivering change initiatives and identifying HR interventions and activities to support business growth and strategy. A talented coach, she brings a proven track record of developing leader competence in senior teams.
Keith Wells, CEO at SMI, said: “We recognise that our people are our biggest asset. Our continued global growth, not only in our traditional marine defence market but in energy, transport and significantly aerospace mean that more than ever we need to attract and develop the very best talent. I am delighted to welcome Catherine on board in the knowledge that with her passion and experience she will help grow our people and our business.
SMI is the world leader in the design and manufacture of pressure moulded cable systems for hostile environments. Fit and forget cable solutions are supplied to industry and defence across the world where the company expanded its operations in France and Australia in 2018.