CBRE, the world's leading real estate advisor has announced today that Paul Hawtin, CBRE’s Head of UK HR, has been promoted to Head of EMEA HR, effective from January 1, 2019.

Paul succeeds Simon Woodhams, who is retiring from the firm at the end of 2018 following a successful career with CBRE spanning 24 years.

Since joining CBRE in 2015 as an Executive Director and Head of UK HR, Paul has overseen the implementation of a number of key transformation initiatives which include the enhancement and streamlining of HR processes and services; new talent management and L&D programmes as well as the development of in-house recruitment function. Paul has also been instrumental in driving the firm’s agenda on Diversity & Inclusion which resulted in CBRE becoming the first property advisor in the UK to achieve the National Equality Standard in 2017.

Prior to joining CBRE, Paul held senior international HR roles at major corporations including Vodafone PLC. He was most recently Global HR Director at Balfour Beatty Investments, a leading construction services and FM business operating in the private and public sectors.

Martin Samworth, Group President & CEO EMEA
Paul has successfully led our UK HR team for the last three years, making integral changes and achieving real strides in diversity and inclusion across the business. As of next year, Paul will take the helm from Simon Woodhams, who has not only achieved great success in delivering HR strategies but has also been a phenomenal business partner as part of the EMEA leadership team for over two decades.
Martin Samworth, Group President & CEO EMEA