Jennifer Pigott joins Appnovation as CPO

24 September 2021 2 min. read
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Appnovation has named Jennifer Piggot as its new Chief People Officer. She becomes part of the global leadership team, and will lead the consultancy’s people strategy to attract, retain and engage top global talent.

Commenting on the new arrival, Founder and CEO Arnold Leung said, “Our people are the heart of our business, so we believe in investing in them. That includes having great people leadership and the right programs to enable a diverse, engaged and supported workforce. Jenny has a track record of building top performing global teams and her passion for people makes her a valued addition to our leadership team.”

A global digital consultancy, Appnovation is a full service digital consultancy that helps its clients with designing and building digital experiences, including websites, mobile apps, and intranets, as well as applications on the Atlassian, MuleSoft and Salesforce platform. Launched in 2007, today the firm has around 450 employees working from offices in more than 10 countries.

Jennifer Pigott, CPO, Appnovation

As CPO, Pigott will report directly to CEO Leung, and focus on driving the company’s strategy to attract, empower, retain and engage talent globally. Leading the company’s HR department, Pigott will also play a key role in shaping Appnovation’s hybrid work culture and employee experience to support the consultancy’s growth and expansion.

“It’s an exciting time to join Appnovation’s leadership team, as the consultancy heads into a new hybrid work environment and expands its global footprint,” Pigott said of her new challenge. “Appnovation already has an award-winning, inclusive culture and top talent, so I’m looking forward to optimising the People function to support the company’s business and enable the best employee experience possible.”

Pigott brings 20 years of experience within people and culture roles. Most recently she fulfilled a series of freelance HR directorial engagements, while earlier she spent eight years with R/GA; where she was latterly Executive HR Director, EMEA. There, Pigott grew out offices across the EMEA and APAC regions, focusing on the employee experience, learning and development, retention and structuring teams for success.

She also held senior positions with Black Swan Data, and Greenlight Digital; where she helped to scale and develop their people offerings. This included developing a culture and people strategy which focused on diversity, equity and inclusion, learning and development,and talent acquisition. 

The news follows the arrival of Yann Gautier earlier in September. As the new General Manager of Appnovation’s Global Managed Services division, he also joined the company’s global leadership team.