CWT appoints Richard Thompson as its Global Head of ESG and Employee Experience

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Published on 12/01/23 - Updated on 12/01/23

Richard Thompson

CWT, the Business-to-Business-for-Employees (B2B4E) travel management platform, has announced the appointment of Richard Thompson to the role of Global Head of ESG and Employee Experience. He will report directly to Executive Vice-President & Chief HR Officer, Laura Watterson.

The new Global Head of ESG and Employee Experience will be responsible for leading the company’s responsible business activities and continuing to oversee its human resources communications and workplace culture initiatives. Furthermore, he will be a member of the HR leadership team and operate as a key liaison with the Board of Directors’ Nominating and Environment, Social and Governance (NESG) Committee.

Richard Thompson joined CWT in 2016 and has served in various roles over the intervening years. He was initially Global Employee Communications Director, before becoming Head of Global Internal Communications in 2018. Prior to this latest promotion, he moved to Minneapolis at the start of 2020, where he served as the company’s Vice-President of Global Internal Communication and Culture.

Between 1993 and 2016, Thompson ran his own company, Richtext. In this role, he provided consulting, concepts, copywriting, content strategy, messaging platforms, digital and social media campaigns, creative direction, and editorial supervision to multinational companies. His clients included Nissan Europe, Capgemini, Technip, and Cargill.

I’m eager to accelerate CWT’s internal programmes and external positions related to sustainability and ESG issues, working closely with our Board of Directors, colleagues, and partners around the world, to build on our foundation and make us a leader in this field. Moreover, ESG is an integral part of the experience CWT provides its employees. In my new role, my primary goal will be to work with our teams to raise the level of our ESG and employee experience ratings, content, reporting, stakeholder communication, and investor engagement with particular emphasis on sustainability issues.

Richard Thompson, Global Head of ESG and Employee Experience at CWT

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