Shelly McNamara

Chief Equality & Inclusion Officer at Procter & Gamble

Shelly McNamara is responsible for leading strategies to make P&G one of the most innovative, diverse and inclusive companies in the world. As a seasoned Human Resources leader, she actively champions diversity and inclusion, driving strategic and tactical shifts in talent systems to build a pipeline of outstanding diverse talent.

She has also served as a leader of the company’s LGBT+ affinity group and is an active member of P&G’s Corporate Women’s Leadership Team.

McNamara joined P&G in 1985 as a sales representative for the company’s food division. She has spent more than 25 years in Human Resources, with responsibility for a full range of HR work. She has deep expertise in organisation development, change management and transformation, employee relations and executive staffing and development. McNamara has served some of the company’s largest businesses in this capacity.

A year into her current role, she led the evolution of P&G’s diversity and inclusion strategy to equality and inclusion, which focuses on actions and outcomes for our employees, through our brands, with our business partners and in our communities.

She is business and people focused, results oriented, and widely recognised for the trusting, collaborative relationships she builds. McNamara is the author of “No Blanks, No Pauses: A Path to Loving Self and Others”.