Kelly Davis, Sunwing Travel Group (CA)

2021 HRD Global 100

chief people officer

Kelly Davis, of Sunwing Travel Group, is a senior HR leader with generalist and specialist experience in retail, hospitality, and not-for-profit organizations. She has 15-plus years of HR experience in retail, having worked at Town Shoes Limited, Hudson's Bay Company in Canada, and Lord & Taylor in the U.S. She also worked a couple of years in hospitality with Cara Operations. Specialising in associate relations, talent development, compensation and benefits, organisational development, and project management, Sunwing’s chief people officer also actively gives back to the community. She serves as a board director and chair of the HR and governance committee for White Ribbon, the world's largest movement of men and boys working to end violence against women and girls; is on the advisory committee for the Human Professionals Association of Ontario, and is also a member of the Strategic Capability Network. She has also actively volunteered with Pathways To Education, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and Eva's Initiatives.