International Leadership: Katherine Cumberbatch

Senior Vice President, EMEA HR

Katherine Cumberbatch joined IRi in May 2022, as SVP HR for the EMEA region. In this role, she leads the EMEA HR team and is responsible for the people strategy and agenda for EMEA. She is passionate about understanding people's strengths and what energises them so that she can help create the best environment for them to thrive and drive business success. 

Prior to joining IRi, Katherine has held a variety of HR Director level roles, as well as specialist HR roles. She most recently served as HR Director for LexisNexis Legal & Professional (part of the RELX Group), where she led the people strategy for the UK, Ireland, Pacific and North America. Before joining LexisNexis, Katherine was HR Director at Aimia a loyalty marketing and consumer data business which owned Nectar in the UK, where she was the HR Director for the EMEA region. Earlier in her career Katherine held a variety of HR roles in financial services including at Barclays and Visa Europe. 

Katherine has an undergraduate degree from the University of Bath, in Sociology with Industrial Relations, and a Master’s in HRM & Industrial Relations from Warwick Business School.

Katherine lives in London, UK. She has two young children and enjoys gardening.