RNIB welcomes new Chief People Officer
Sean Mileusnic, former Global VP of People and Culture at Avast and Global Director of Human Capital Management at Equiniti Group, joins RNIB.
The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) has announced the appointment of its new Chief People Officer. Sean Mileusnic joins the charity in early February 2024.
As Chief People Officer for the charity, Sean will lead the People function and focus on developing high-performing teams and a collaborative culture, while nurturing talent from within the organisation and attracting external talent. Sean’s appointment will support the delivery of RNIB’s increased focus on tackling the root cause of inequality by challenging misconceptions, changing behaviour and influencing systemic change to create a more inclusive society.
Sean has significant experience in leading People functions, specialising in growing and transforming large, complex organisations. He has worked across multiple countries and sectors from technology to financial services to logistics to infrastructure to central and local government.
Sean joins RNIB from Avast, a FTSE 100 Cyber Security company, where as Global VP of People and Culture he supported the merger with a US business. Prior to joining Avast, Sean held a number of senior HR roles, including Global Director of Human Capital Management at Equiniti Group and Director of Organisational Development at Yorkshire Building Society.
Sean Mileusnic said: "I’m thrilled to be joining RNIB and to help make a difference to the lives of blind and partially sighted people. I’m looking forward to getting stuck into developing high-performing teams and fostering a collaborative culture where everyone in RNIB plays a crucial role in shaping the charity’s collective future. I’m excited to lead the People function with the charity’s focus on behaviour change and inclusivity which are areas that have been a real passion for me throughout my career.”
RNIB CEO Matt Stringer said: “We’re delighted to welcome Sean to the charity. Sean brings broad, relevant experience to bear from a range of different sectors which will strengthen our leadership team.
“As someone passionate about making a difference, Sean is training to be a Special Constable in his spare time. After taking some time to consider his next steps, I’m pleased that he wants to make that difference at RNIB to help us create a society where blind and partially sighted people can participate equally.”