Ms. Butters joined PerkinElmer in July 2016 as Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer. Prior to joining us, she served as Head of North America Human Resources at IBM, where she led all aspects of the Human Resource function for IBM’s largest geography, which included 35,000 employees and was responsible for over $30B of IBM’s revenue. During her 17 year career there, she significantly helped shape IBM’s HR programs and practices, including leading its enterprise-wide, people transformation strategy to optimize employee engagement and business performance. Ms. Butters was with Lotus Development for eight years prior to the acquisition by IBM.
Ms. Butters’ experiences working in the UK, Germany, Switzerland and the U.S. ranged from leading functional roles across workforce planning and talent management, to serving in five HR business partner roles in both software and consulting, with the largest being IBM’s North America Consulting business.
Ms. Butters holds a Bachelor of Science degree from The University of Bath and a diploma in Human Resources from London University.