Editor’s Note: This is the eighth of 12 essays from the new book, The Rise of HR; Wisdom From 73 Thoughts Leaders. It’s compiled by Dave Ulrich, Bill … Read more
Carole Watkins is Chief Human Resources Officer of Cardinal Health, a $103 billion health care services company headquartered in Dublin, Ohio. She became CHRO in 2005, after serving in numerous roles of increasing responsibility in the HR function since joining the company in 1996. Carol also serves on the company’s executive committee and on the Strategy and Innovation Council led by the CEO. In her role as CHRO, she leads all of HR, security, aviation, corporate communications, real estate, and facilities. She is also the management advisor to the HR and Compensation Committee of the board of directors and serves on the Cardinal Health Foundation’s board. Prior to joining Cardinal Health, Watkins gained more than 20 years of HR experience with companies including The Limited, O.M. Scott & Sons, and Huntington Banks.