Ms. Hughes has a strong record of leadership in human resources and talent development, with more than 30 years of experience leading human resource functions in the financial services, technology, retail and media sectors. She joined Moody's from global retailer American Eagle Outfitters, where she was Chief Human Resources Officer. She previously held leadership positions at companies including Tribune, Coach, Gilt Groupe and UBS, and has led strategic initiatives across various aspects of human resources. She has also led her own consulting practice, Org4Change, specializing in strategy, organizational development and building executive teams.
Ms. Hughes holds a BSc Psychology from Brunel University in London and an MBA in Strategy and Organizational Behavior from the European Institute for Business Administration (INSEAD) in Fontainebleau, France.