Vanessa McEvoy | ENGIE Impact
Vanessa McEvoy

Vanessa McEvoy

Chief Human Resources Officer

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As head of HR, I lead regional teams in building a dynamic, inclusive workforce. We attract, develop, and retain talented individuals who fuel our success—their passion, dedication, and expertise drive innovation and propel us and our clients toward achieving ambitious decarbonization goals.

In what way do you and the teams you lead further contribute to ENGIE Impact’s mission to accelerate sustainable transformation?

At ENGIE Impact, we drive sustainable transformation through our empowered and engaged workforce. We work diligently to attract, develop, and retain top talent passionate about sustainability, building an inclusive culture where diverse perspectives fuel innovative solutions.

What does success at ENGIE Impact look like?

We empower our team members to be true partners with our clients, ensuring every interaction fuels our collective journey toward a sustainable future. This client-centric approach, built on scalability and collaboration, enables us to deliver success and accelerate our shared vision of a thriving tomorrow.

How did your background prepare you for this role at ENGIE Impact?

Leveraging over 17 years of HR experience, including 5 at ENGIE across diverse sectors like energy, retail, transportation and education, I'm a seasoned HR practitioner passionate about partnering with business leaders to unlock the full potential of their teams. I bring a proven track record of developing and executing strategic HR initiatives that directly support business objectives within dynamic, complex, and fast-paced environments. My expertise spans industrial relations in highly unionized workplaces, talent and performance management, organizational design and transformation, remuneration, and mergers and acquisitions.

Prior to ENGIE Impact, I held senior HR leadership roles for over 10 years, including spearheading workforce transformation and driving employee engagement at ENGIE Australia & New Zealand as Executive General Manager of Human Resources, Internal Communications & Safety, and implementing innovative talent management programs at a major cash in transport and security organization (Linfox Armaguard) in Australia as General Manager of Human Resources. My background also includes diverse HR experience at one of Australia’s iconic retailers, Myer.

What do you like to do when you’re not in the office?

Besides spending time with my family, I am passionate about food, cooking and travel.