London, 29 May 2019 - GroupM, WPP’s world-leading media investment group, today named Carmelita Lubos Chief Talent Officer (CTO) in the UK. A new role created within the UK leadership team reporting to CEO Tom George, Lubos joins the company from Deliveroo where she was Global Director of Talent.
Lubos is tasked with leading Human Resources (HR), recruitment, learning & development and inclusion & diversity across the company in the UK with a remit to bring together, shape and evolve these pillars.
“Carmelita brings over 20 years of top-level expertise to a vital function within our business,” said Tom George, GroupM UK CEO. “Our people are at the heart of everything we do and fundamental to our on-going success. I’m confident this new role and superb hire will enable us to further develop our offering in this extremely important area of our business to benefit our people and ultimately our clients. This is an important executive level role which reflects our desire to maintain our place as a Top Employer in the UK and continue to be a great place to work.”
“I’m passionate about supporting and engaging organisations to achieve their goals and develop people to make these goals a reality, so I’m honoured to be taking on this new challenge at GroupM UK,” said Carmelita Lubos. “I look forward to collaborating with teams across the business to deliver positive results and make a difference through people.”
A talent and development expert, Lubos began her career in consulting in North America before joining Accenture and then Capgemini in the UK. She moved to Yahoo! Europe in 2007 to manage the talent strategy across seven key countries. Her role as Head of Talent & Performance Management at Virgin Media further expanded her skillset. After a career break in 2012 volunteering in South East Asia to support children at risk, she moved to Burberry. Initially, as Global Talent Senior Manager she became Director of Global Talent Management in 2015, responsible for leading the global team to develop and deliver talent solutions supporting the business strategy. Most recently she has been Global Director of Talent at Deliveroo where she has been creating the talent management and engagement function within a start-up culture.
Lubos joins GroupM UK in July.