Global VP Mars Associate Services Mars Incorporated
Chris Disley is a tech-savvy, P&O leader who has chased new and exciting challenges his entire career. His love of learning and adventure has led to extensive experience living and working abroad, including in Europe, Asia, Australia, the US and th e Middle East working in various disciplines from R&D, to business process re-engineering, commercial & manufacturing and Information Technology, before shifting his focus to Human Resources.
Chris began his Mars career in the UK in 1994, kick starting a series of roles of increasing scope and responsibility in the areas of engineering, procurement, IT, P&O business partnership, process development, organizational design and talent management.
In 2011, Chris took on an HR leadership position with the newly established Mars Global Services (MGS) organization where he successfully built a global HR team and talent development strategy to support a global, multi-functional shared service organization.
Since August 2015, Chris has been instrumental in establishing P&O shared services at Mars as part of the MGS portfolio and currently leads the function as VP, Mars Associate Services. Under his leadership, Mars now offers a full suite of P&O shared services in China supporting 11,000 Associates and has launched P&O shared services in North America supporting 15,000 Associates. During this time, he led the roll out of an integrated Talent Management System covering L&D, Succession, Talent Acquisition, Development Planning, Objective Setting, Compensation Management and Performance Management to 65,000 Mars Associates globally.
More recently he has also taken on leadership of the global transformation of P&O at Mars, focused on creating a simpler and more effective P&O organization, enabled by best-in-class technology, new capabilities and standardized processes.
Chris currently lives in Chicago with his wife Tara, son Harley and daughter Isabel. When he’s not playing with his kids he can be found riding his motorbike or snowboarding.
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