Sharon Looney

Sharon Looney

Chief HR Officer


Sharon Looney is the Chief Human Resources Officer at Forterro. Looney joined the business in October of 2021, bringing with her a wealth of global HR leadership expertise across multiple geographies and industries. Looney has held many senior-level HR leadership roles within some of the world’s largest software and manufacturing companies.

As CHRO, Looney is responsible for formulating—in coordination with Forterro’s team of regional HR Directors—a progressive, values-oriented, outcomes-focused HR strategy with people experience and organizational growth at the center.

Looney brings more than 25 years of strategic HR thought leadership to Forterro, underpinned by global recognition and endorsement of her professional work. Looney was the recipient of the World HRD Congress’s 2019 ‘CHRO of the Year’ award for her success in leading large-scale organizational transformation and accelerated growth projects. In 2018, the World HRD Congress recognized her in the Top 100 HR-Tech Minds listing.

Looney’s career has given her a deep familiarity with both the operational and strategic requirements of an HR strategy. Her professional motto is that “It’s people who deliver all value in all businesses.” The pillars of her people strategies focus simply, but effectively, in three primary areas: culture, leadership, and community.

Looney holds an MSc Degree in Strategic HR Leadership from Sheffield Hallam University UK. She is also a certified executive leadership coach and a registered practitioner of many people development and psychometric analysis instruments.