Claire Walker - Chief People and Culture Officer, SkyCity

Claire was appointed to her current role of Chief People & Culture Officer for the SkyCity Entertainment Group in August 2016, bringing more than 20 years’ experience in human resource management gained across a number of different sectors. She is responsible for leading the development and implementation of best practice human resource strategy across the SkyCity group. She also has executive responsibility for sustainability at SkyCity.

Prior to joining SkyCity in 2016, Claire was Chief People Officer at Sanford Limited where she established the human resources function and led the sustainability and integrated reporting activities for the organisation and, prior to that, Claire led the human resources and employee relations function for the SkyCity Auckland business. Claire has also held senior human resource roles with Carter Holt Harvey and Downer after several years working in the education sector.

Claire holds a governance role on the advisory board of the Sustainable Business Council in New Zealand.