A dynamic change management expert with a passion for diversity and inclusion initiatives, Catherine Finley is helping to define HR policy for American Express both in Canada and around the world. Throughout her career at Amex, Catherine has earned a reputation for seamlessly fusing cultures and integrating complex teams in post-M&A environments.
In her role as Vice President, Human Resources North America and Head of Human Resources Canada for American Express, Catherine leads a team of 20 HR professionals, supporting a workforce of over 15,000 employees. Catherine and her team focus on Talent, Change and Performance Leadership across North America.
Prior to this in American Express, Catherine was Vice President, HR Business Partner for the Global Commercial Payments (GCP) team with responsibility for the people agenda of a workforce of over 3000, spanning 26 countries. In this capacity she was a member of the GCP International Executive team, partnering with the President to drive a transformational agenda.
She sits on the HR Committee for the Board of the Amex Bank of Canada and is a participant of the Board. She also sits on the Board for the Children’s Breakfast Club.