Argenta today announced that Jocelyn Brown will join the company as its new Chief People Officer, starting immediately. She will succeed Julie Maude, who decided to leave the company to pursue other opportunities in New Zealand. Jocelyn will join Argenta’s Executive Leadership Team and reports to Will Downie, CEO. To ensure a smooth transition, Jocelyn will work closely with Julie until June 2, 2023.
Jocelyn is a highly skilled Human Resources (HR) Executive, with over 20 years’ experience across the full breadth of the HR function. She brings valuable experience, including leadership development, cultural transformation, and change management.
"We are thrilled to have Jocelyn join our team," said Will Downie. "Her extensive experience in human resources, talent management, and employee engagement will be invaluable as we continue to grow and expand our business. We are confident that she will be instrumental in helping us attract, develop, and retain the best talent in the industry.”
Jocelyn has worked in international, fast-paced environments, at organisations that were going through periods of significant growth. Prior to joining Argenta, she was Chief People Officer at ViiV Healthcare, a global specialist healthcare company dedicated to researching and developing medicines for HIV, where she led a team of HR professionals across multiple countries. Before ViiV Healthcare, Jocelyn was with GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) for 14 years in various HR roles.
Will Downie said: “I would like to take this opportunity to thank Julie Maude for the tremendous work that she has done for Argenta. Not only has she transformed the People & Performance function at our organisation, she also built a strong global team who will continue the great work with Jocelyn.”
Founded in New Zealand, Argenta’s talented and committed employees are dedicated to delivering excellence in animal health to customers around the world. With research and/or GMP manufacturing operations in Germany, New Zealand, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States, Argenta holds a unique position as the only combined global contract research organisation (CRO) and contract development and manufacturing organisation (CDMO) specialising in animal health and nutrition.
We operate from Molecule to Market in partnership with customers of all sizes from all corners of the world, supporting their research and development, clinical research, regulatory, scale-up and manufacturing needs along the veterinary product development journey.
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