NIKE has announced that Monique Matheson will become Nike’s EVP, Global Human Resources. Matheson will succeed David Ayre, who will retire from Nike after more than 10 years leading the company’s human resources function. As a member of the executive leadership team, ‘Ayre played an important role in Nike’s accelerated growth, advancing Nike’s HR strategy in support of the company’s continued global expansion.’
Monique Matheson, a 19-year veteran of Nike, most recently served as VP, Chief Talent and Diversity Officer, overseeing all aspects of talent management and diversity and inclusion. She has held roles of increasing seniority including VP and Senior Business Partner, leading Human Resources for the North America geography, Global Product Creation (Footwear, Apparel and Equipment), Global Finance and NIKE, Inc. Affiliates.
Prior to joining Nike, Matheson practiced employment law and holds a law degree from Indiana University Bloomington, School of Law, and an undergraduate degree from the University of Washington. Matheson will report to Mark Parker, Chairman, President and CEO of NIKE.