HR Tech Group announced today the addition of three new members to its board of directors including Laurie Murdoch, Vice President, People and Organization at Sony Pictures Entertainment (Imageworks), Raj Chahal, Director, Human Resources at Sophos Canada and Tammy Carlin, Director, Talent Operations at DHX Media dba WildBrain.
“We are thrilled to welcome Laurie, Raj and Tammy to our board,” said Elizabeth Barnard, Chair of the Board for HR Tech Group. “This was a strategic decision by our board to diversify and strengthen the tech sector representation and lived experiences at our board table. All three of these directors are existing members of HR Tech Group and we look forward to tapping into their collective expertise as we advance initiatives benefiting BC’s tech sector.”
As a long-time volunteer with HR Tech Group and an executive leader in the VFX and Animation industry, Laurie Murdoch brings a deep understanding of both our association’s programs and the VFX/Animation sector. Laurie joined Sony Pictures Entertainment in 2015 as the Vice President of People and Organization. Previously she was the Director of Human Resources and Recruiting at Digital Domain and was instrumental in the opening of the Moving Picture Company in Vancouver in 2005. Laurie has a CPHR designation, a Human Resource Management Certificate and is a Registered Immigration Consultant. Laurie recently completed the Diversity and Inclusion Award of Achievement Program at the University of British Columbia.
With 20 years of experience in HR roles spanning public and private sectors in various industries, Raj Chahal brings a global tech perspective and strong knowledge of diversity, equity and inclusion practices to HR Tech Group’s board of directors. At Sophos Canada, a global leader in software security, Raj works as a Human Resources Director, partnering with global senior management to implement and facilitate strategic HR programs across the organization. Raj holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree and a Management Certificate in Human Resources and has been an active member of the association for the past 15 years.
In Tammy Carlin’s position as Director Talent Operations at WildBrain, a global entertainment organization ‘Inspiring Imaginations to Run Wild in Animation’, she creates technical talent processes and practices to support workforce management and employee experience. Prior to her position at WildBrain, Tammy was the Director of Human Resources and Communications at Vancouver Native Housing Society and has also held roles supporting technology in the energy sectors within both British Columbia and Alberta. A BC Native (Interior Salish), Tammy has deep roots in BC’s indigenous community having mentored students, women and those returning to the workforce, partnering with non-profit, social enterprise, government and private organizations that support non-barriered equal opportunities.
“Laurie, Raj and Tammy are joining HR Tech Group during an exciting time of expansion and planning for our association,” said Stephanie Hollingshead, Chief Executive Officer for HR Tech Group. “Our membership grew 12% in 2020, during a pandemic. Whether it’s data, discussion channels, access to experts or training, we know what our members want, and we deliver it quickly. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion continue to be of paramount importance to the tech sector and HR Tech Group is committed to continuing to benchmark the diversity of our sector and deliver world-class DE&I training, resources and events. 2021 is a year of strategic planning for our association and I’m excited to work with our board to set our priorities and goals for the years ahead.”
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About HR Tech Group
HR Tech Group is a non-profit association for HR, People and Culture professionals in Canada’s tech sector. The group produces Western Canada’s leading Tech Salary Survey and provides thought leadership, training, collaboration channels and tech sector data. Our member community is instrumental to tech industry growth, and is connected through knowledge exchange, strong professional and mentoring networks and the sharing of benchmark data. Our 550+ members lead and influence the HR, people and culture practices at over 200 tech companies in all tech sectors, including ICT, film/ VFX, digital media, cleantech and life sciences.