Press Release:

Vestas appoints Anne Pearce as new Chief People & Culture Officer

News release from Vestas Wind Systems A/S
Aarhus, 2 October, 2023

Vestas is excited to announce that Anne Pearce will become our new Executive Vice President of People & Culture and join Vestas’ Executive Management Team. Anne Pearce will join Vestas as Chief People & Culture Officer (CPCO) on 2 January 2024 and comes from a position as Vice President of Human Resources at Shell plc, one of the world’s energy majors. In the role, Anne Pearce will lead the continued development of our P&C organisation and our efforts to attract, develop, and retain our employees, which is key for Vestas to become the global leader in sustainable energy solutions. Prior to joining Shell, Anne Pearce built her strong international profile through HR leadership roles within industrial companies in North America, EU and Asia Pacific.

We’re excited to welcome Anne to Vestas to lead People & Culture and take our P&C organisation, services and operations as well as leadership across the company to the next level. The energy transition requires us to have the right people at the right time and place and elevating our P&C organisation further is key for us to create the organisation and operations that allow us to grow sustainably in the future. Anne is a seasoned international profile that brings a wealth of experience from leading companies, including an energy major like Shell, and we look forward to having her on team Vestas”, says Henrik Andersen, President and CEO, Vestas.

Anne Pearce, incoming CPCO of Vestas, says “I am delighted to be joining Vestas as CPCO and excited to be part of the Vestas’ journey to become the global leader in sustainable energy solutions.  I look forward to working closely with Executive Management and the People & Culture management team and organisation on building Vestas’ organisational capability and leadership to thrive in the energy transition”.

Anne Pearce was born in New Zealand before moving to Australia and currently lives in the United Kingdom. Prior to joining Vestas, Anne Pearce had leadership positions in AXA, Bluescope Steel, ArcelorMittal and Shell. As part of joining Vestas, Anne Pearce will relocate to Denmark.

For more information, please contact:
Anders Riis
Vice President, Communications
Tel: +45 4181 3922


Mrs. Anne Pearce

Born:              1974
Nationality:     New Zealand/Australian
Position:         Executive Vice President, Vestas People & Culture (2024-)


1994               BComm, Economics, University of Melbourne, Australia

Former positions

2021-2023       Shell, Vice President, Human Resources, Liquified Natural Gas (UK)
2016-2021       Shell, Vice President, Human Resources, Global (NL+UK)
2014-2016       Shell, Vice President, Human Resources, Deepwater (US)
2009-2013       ArcellorMittal, General Manager Human Resources, Mining (UK)
2008-2009       ArcellorMittal General Manager, Human Resources, Strategy, Organizational Design & Diversity & Inclusion (UK)
2004-2008       Bluescope Steel, various HR leadership roles (AU+CN)

About Vestas
Vestas is the energy industry’s global partner on sustainable energy solutions. We design, manufacture, install, and service onshore and offshore wind turbines across the globe, and with more than 169 GW of wind turbines in 88 countries, we have installed more wind power than anyone else. Through our industry-leading smart data capabilities and unparalleled more than 149 GW of wind turbines under service, we use data to interpret, forecast, and exploit wind resources and deliver best-in-class wind power solutions. Together with our customers, Vestas’ more than 29,000 employees are bringing the world sustainable energy solutions to power a bright future.

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