Allison Transmission has announced that Lorraine Parker-Clegg joined the company as chief people officer in Human Resources on Oct. 5. She will be responsible for the Global Human Resources agenda in support of the worldwide Allison team. Parker-Clegg has extensive experience both internationally and in the United States. Most recently, she served as chief human resources officer with Doncasters Group Ltd. based in the United States and headquartered in the United Kingdom. Doncasters is a manufacturer of high precision alloy components designed to operate in demanding conditions, serving OEMs that manufacture aircraft engines, industrial gas turbines and specialist automotive products.
Prior to Doncasters, she held leadership positions with Medtronic and Covidien (acquired by Medtronic). Her assignments included four years supporting the growth plan for the fast-evolving emerging markets unit as vice president, HR with more than 4,500 employees. Parker-Clegg’s second assignment, based in Singapore, included the development of a new Asia Pacific human resources team as the company was merging two regional organizations to a workforce of 6,000 employees. The focus areas for both assignments included foresight in workforce planning, better visibility of the talent needed to provide industry leadership and commercial excellence, while ensuring an inclusive culture to drive engagement and innovation.
Prior experience includes an assignment with B/E Aerospace Fastener and Consumables Management in Florida and a 16-year tenure with Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. This included roles as director of talent acquisition in New Jersey; director of human resources in Paris, France; director Human Resources in Prague, Czech Republic and the United Kingdom. Her career originated in sales following the completion of her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sports Studies at Sheffield Hallam University. Parker-Clegg is a Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Personnel and Development.
She commented, “I am honored and excited to join the team and to be able to contribute to the continued pursuit of excellence in the people practices of the organization and in support of Allison’s long tradition of a commitment to innovation and quality.”