Bridgestone Appoints People (HR) Director

Bridgestone Southern Africa has announced the appointment of Karen McDonald as the People (HR) Director for Bridgestone Southern Africa, effect from 1st July 2022.

Karen holds over 19 years’ experience in Human Resources and has worked for local and multinational companies across Sub-Saharan Africa such as Imperial Bank, General Electric and, most recently, as the General Manager of Human Resources at Air Products. She brings a legacy of impacting lives by transforming and improving ways of working.

In her new role, Karen will be responsible for growing and stimulating the strong culture within Bridgestone Southern Africa that enables us to engage and retain the best people for every part of the business. Under her leadership we will continue our commitment as a Top Employer to championing diversity & inclusion, providing industry leading learning & development opportunities and ensuring holistic employee support. 

Karen holds an Honors degree in Psychology and is a certified Change Practitioner.  She is passionate about making a positive impact in the lives of people she gets to engage with.