Cathy Hastie

Cathy HastieOrganisation

Coventry University

Job title

DBA Student, Centre for Business in Society (CBiS)


Professional and Industry Experience

An experienced HR professional with cross sector and international experience both as an HR leader and consultant and industry experience in Higher Education, retail, aerospace, FMCG. Cathy's specialist areas are HR strategy, organisation design, and talent management.

Representative Clients

Some examples of Cathy's recent projects include:
  • UK Lifestyle Retailer – developed and led leadership programme and engagement activities delivering improved performance results and employee engagement.
  • Deputy HRD responsible for establishing a talent management function and leading the design and delivery of organisation design as part of a cultural transformation including, organisation structure, job design, behaviours and systems and processes.
  • Head of ER for global retailer responsible for large scale change and restructuring across distribution, stores and head office functions including buying and merchandising.
  • Led HR work stream of new store roll out for food retail and coffee franchises
  • Retail management of large global furniture retailer leading productivity improvement project heading up teams of 350-400 people. 
  • Global Aerospace Company – led the people work stream of a global transformation of customer services, including organisation design, people strategy, working practices in three regions including Asia Pacific, North America, and Europe.
  • Global Drinks Manufacturer – led the people work stream of changes to the operating model in engineering and support functions, delivering new working practices, engagement activities and workshops and stakeholder management.

Education, Licenses & Certifications

-BA (hons) in Education, MA in Human Resource Management. Cathy is currently undertaking a Doctorate in Business Administration, specialising in Global Talent Management. Cathy is a Chartered Member of the CIPD.