Kirk Williams joined James Hardie in 2017 as Chief Human Resources Officer. Mr Williams brings 16 years of experience in human resources gained while employed at Walmart, Honeywell International, Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America and American Express. Most recently, he was Vice President of Human Resources at Archer Daniels Midland, where he served as a strategic business partner for two of the company’s four business units and had human resources responsibility for the Latin and South American businesses. Prior to those roles, Kirk held various management positions within Walmart. Through his broad experience across a diverse group of industries, Mr Williams has developed a strong background in a broad range of areas, including employee engagement, talent management, leadership development, cultural initiatives, compensation, benefits and human resources management. Mr Williams has a Juris Doctor from Chicago-Kent College of Law where he graduated with Honors and a Bachelor of Arts (International Relations) from Kent State University where he graduated Cum Laude.