Cathy Geerts, new Chief HR Officer at SD Worx

29 November 2019

Antwerp, 29 November 2019 – Cathy Geerts has commenced her role as Chief HR Officer at HR service provider SD Worx. In her new position, Cathy Geerts will join the SD Worx Executive Committee and report directly to CEO Kobe Verdonck.

As CHRO, Cathy Geerts will monitor and guide the various facets of SD Worx's HR management. She succeeds Hilde Haems in this position, with the latter having since joined the listed holding company Ackermans & van Haaren as its Chief Human Capital Officer.

Cathy Geerts: "#itsyourmove is central to our HR strategy. We encourage internal mobility and give co-workers the opportunity to take the initiative and shape their own careers. I am very excited about my new appointment. My team and I are committed to the long-term promotion of a learning organisation and a stimulating culture that focuses on innovation and results. I share a passion for our clients and their employees with over 4,150 of my SD Worx co-workers. SD Worx has some fantastic international aspirations and ambitious growth plans for the future. The ability to achieve this is based on our co-workers and technology." 

Cathy has 20 years of experience in HR. After obtaining a degree in romance languages, she completed her MBA in business management. She also holds a Master's degree in compensation & benefits and HR from the Vlerick Management School. She began her career as an employee benefits consultant, first for insurance broker Vanbreda Risk & Benefits and then at AON Consulting. Cathy subsequently worked at various HR jobs at Umicore, Nyrstar and Alpro. In 2014, Cathy joined SD Worx. She started as the HR Manager for Talent, Reward, Operations & Analytics, before becoming the HR Director for SD Worx Belgium in 2017.

Cathy Geerts: "We encourage internal mobility and give co-workers the opportunity to take the initiative and shape their own careers. I am very excited about my new appointment. My team and I are committed to the long-term promotion of a learning organisation and a stimulating culture that focuses on innovation and results. I share a passion for our clients and their employees with over 4,150 of my SD Worx co-workers. SD Worx has some fantastic international aspirations and ambitious growth plans for the future. The ability to achieve this is based on our co-workers and technology." 

More information about Cathy Geerts can be found on her LinkedIn Profile

More information 

Pieter Goetgebuer
PR and Corporate Communication Manager, SD Worx Group
T +32 (0)3 201 76 68 / M +32 (0)497 45 36 73
pieter.goetgebuer@sdworx.com

About SD Worx

As a leading European provider of payroll and HR solutions, SD Worx guides organisations in managing their existing and new workforce, with a full-service package in the areas of staffing, payroll, time and talent. SD Worx delivers the most suitable approach for every situation, providing the insights, expertise, outsourcing services and technology that HR decision-makers need for their organisation and individuals to thrive. Today, more than 68,000 small and large organisations across the globe place their trust in SD Worx and its almost 75 years of experience. In 2018, SD Worx achieved a consolidated turnover of EUR 594.4 million with its two entities.
SD Worx Group offers its payroll and HR outsourcing services, software and consultancy services in 92 countries, calculates the salaries of approximately 4.6 million employees and ranks among the top five worldwide. The more than 4,150 employees at SD Worx operate in ten countries: Belgium (HQ), Austria, France, Germany, Ireland, Luxembourg, Mauritius, the Netherlands, Switzerland and the UK. It is the co-founder of the Payroll Services Alliance, a global strategic network of leading payroll companies that together handle 32 million payroll calculations.
Since 2018, SD Worx Staffing Solutions has been offering flexible and temporary employment, secondment, recruitment and selection, outplacement and career guidance services in Belgium and the Netherlands. SD Worx Staffing Solutions has more than 450 employees and employs an average of 5,500 temps on a daily basis through its more than 3,000 customers. 
More information at: www.sdworx.com