Susan Stewart became Group HR Director for Nestlé UK and Ireland in July 2015. In her current role, Susan leads a 165 strong function that provides strategic HR leadership to all Nestlé Group businesses which total over 8,000 people at 20 office, manufacturing and distribution sites.
Prior to joining Nestlé in the UK & Ireland, Susan held senior HR roles within Nestlé USA. Susan initially joined Nestlé Dreyer’s Ice Cream in Oakland, California as Director of HR Operations in 2009, a role she held for two years. Susan was then appointed Vice President Human Resources, Nestlé Prepared Foods, Solon, Ohio, where she led the HR team as well as Facilities and Communications teams. In December 2012 Susan returned to Nestlé Dreyer’s Ice Cream in the position of Vice President of HR, a role spanning 4,000 employees across multiple locations within the US market.
Susan is a passionate advocate for diversity and inclusion. Within Nestlé, Susan has been an active champion of the Company’s Women’s Network and helped to successfully expand Nestlé USA’s Diversity Leadership Symposium which resulted in a 50% increase in diverse hires across the business.
Susan has over 20 years HR experience. Her expertise includes talent development, strategic workforce planning, employee relations, and succession planning for diverse teams across corporate, manufacturing, sales and distribution functions. Prior to Nestlé Susan held senior roles within PepsiCo and Ingersoll-Rand in the USA.