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Susan Steele
Chief HR Officer

As the Chief HR Officer for Cision (NYSE: CISN), Susan joined this well-known provider of earned media software and services in 2019 to optimize the talent function for 5,000 colleagues in 25 countries and to prepare Cision for the 2020 exit of primary shareholder GTCR LLC and subsequent privatization and acquisition by Platinum Equity. 

Known for pioneering the use of AI and automation in the HR and talent domains, Susan previously led IBM’s global HR Reinvention consulting practice which transformed the HR functions of IBM clients. Susan’s background prior to IBM includes C-Suite HR roles at WPP, Deloitte and global law firm, Linklaters. The first part of her career was spent in investment banking in London.


Susan is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, London Business School and the Tavistock Institute. She serves on the Advisory Board of Open Classrooms, a French ed-tech start-up, as well as on the New York HR People & Strategy board and the Board of Advisors at Carnegie Mellon University.  


Susan is a frequent commentator on the growing impact of new technologies, including AI, automation, IOT, blockchain and AR/VR, on both the HR function and employee experience: and