Joanne Chin

Chief People Officer, Kraft Heinz

Joanne Chin is currently the Chief People Officer at Kraft Heinz (Australia, New Zealand and North East Asia). Prior to this she led the people team at Waymo, the company born from the Google self-driving car project. During her tenure Joanne oversaw the spin-off of Waymo into a separate company and built the HR function and strategy from the ground up. Prior to that she was a senior HR leader at Google in London and San Francisco, including partnering with the Google cloud teams for Europe, Middle East and Africa. Joanne is from Melbourne and started her career as a corporate lawyer for 5 years, specialising in corporate litigation at Allens in Melbourne and Sydney. Her experience as a lawyer has prepared her well to negotiate with her sevenyear old twins, especially during homeschooling.