CDK appoints new head of HR


CDK Global recently announced that Amy Byrne has joined the company as executive vice president and chief human resources officer.

Byrne’s nearly 25-year background includes experience leading large global human resource teams across talent, compensation and benefits, diversity, labor relations and organizational engagement.

Supporting a region of $4.5 billion in revenues and more than 17,000 employees in 12 countries, Byrne most recently led the human resources organization for the Latin America and Global Brand Marketing businesses at Avon Products, according to CDK.

“Amy’s wealth of experience in driving performance and culture is a great fit for CDK,” chief executive officer Brian MacDonald said in a news release. “Our people are at the heart of serving our customers well, and we are excited to have Amy’s leadership to help us in the ongoing evolution of our culture and our company.”

Prior to Avon, Amy held increasing human resource roles at U.S. Foodservice, The Boeing Company, William M. Mercer and Hay Management Consultants.

“I am thrilled to be joining an industry leader that is focused on creating a great customer experience through talented and engaged employees,” Byrne said.

Byrne began her career as a pension analyst for Hewitt and holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, as well as an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

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