Cathy Donnelly

Chief People Officer, Texthelp

Cathy joined Texthelp in 2022 as the company’s first ever Chief People Officer. After 25+ years' experience in Human Resources, Cathy's move to Texthelp was inspired by the company's strong purpose and values. Cathy's vision for Texthelp is one with a best-in-class global employee experience where everyone is supported to fulfil their potential. Her focus is on building a globally inclusive community that recognises and celebrates diversity, and fosters a high-performing culture.

Based in Northern Ireland, Cathy splits her time across Texthelp offices in the US, London, Belfast, the Nordics, and Australia. In her free time, Cathy enjoys time with her husband Seamus, and 16-year old twins, Marcus and Daisy. She also enjoys cooking, reading and travelling.

Before joining Texthelp, Cathy spent almost 10 years as the Senior Director – Talent with Liberty IT, a subsidiary of Liberty Mutual Insurance. As an official ‘Great Place to Work’, Liberty IT earned Top 10 placement in the UK and Ireland Best Workplaces rankings in 2021. Before joining Liberty IT, Cathy was HR Manager for IKEA UK & Ireland. She was responsible for leading the HR strategy for the business which employed 8,500 employees.