The 2018 CHRO of the Year Award Recipient!
The CHRO of the Year Award was established to recognize the strategic business value a CHRO brings to an organization. The honoree has been selected for his overall leadership, guidance of the HR function and commitment to driving the business forward. As a steward and strategist, his contributions to the HR profession, organization and community all make him more than worthy of this recognition.
The recipient for the 2018 CHRO of The Year Award is:
Vice President, Global Human Resources & Employee Communications
Since April of 2013, Cam Hicks has served as Vice President – Global Human Resources and Employee Communications with Teleflex (NYSE: TFX), a $2.2B global provider of medical technologies designed to improve the health and quality of people’s lives, operating and selling in 150 countries with over 13,000 employees. Teleflex applies purpose driven innovation – a relentless pursuit of identifying unmet clinical needs – to benefit patients and healthcare providers around the world. The company’s product portfolio encompasses the fields of vascular and interventional access, surgical, anesthesia, cardiac care, urology, emergency medicine and respiratory care. Cam is a Board-appointed Executive Officer of Teleflex, reporting directly to the President and CEO, with enterprise responsibility for all HR, Talent, and Communications strategies, including executive oversight of the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors. Cam is based in Teleflex’s corporate office in Wayne, Pennsylvania.
In 2017, Cam and Benson Smith (current Teleflex Chairman; then Teleflex Chairman & CEO) were one of fifteen partnerships selected for feature in the book “A Powerful Team: How CEOs and Their HR Leaders are Transforming Organizations”, by Scott Rosen, David Pinette, and John Touey.
Prior to joining Teleflex, Cam spent almost 25 years in the life sciences industry in both Human Resources and General Management roles, in both the US and Canada. That experience included Executive Vice President of Human Resources & Organization Effectiveness with Harlan Laboratories, a private equity-owned global provider of essential, pre/non-clinical contract research, research models, animal diets, and services; Senior Vice President of Human Resources & Organization Development with MDS Pharma Services, a global contract research organization (CRO) providing pre-clinical to phase IV research support to the drug development industry; and Regional Manager with MDS Laboratory Services, Canada’s largest provider of out-patient diagnostic services.
Cam has a Bachelor of Arts – Honors Business Administration from the Ivey School of Business (University of Western Ontario) in London, Canada. He and his wife of 28 years (Nancy) are blessed with two adult sons (David and Aaron), and a daughter-in-law (Rachel). In addition to serving on several non-profit Boards and as an Elder at his church in Wayne, Cam’s interests include distance running (finisher of three marathons), music (performing, leading and teaching), and teaching (past lecturer at the University of Nebraska, and the Ivey School of Business).