Shelia Champion-Smeeth
Shelia Champion-Smeeth
global head of wellbeing and people

Sheila is responsible for developing a global well-being strategy that drives a Conscious Culture of holistic well-being for leaders, teams and individuals at Cisco. Sheila joined Cisco in 2000 and for the past 12 years has held various roles in People & Communities (formally known as HR).

During her time in People & Communities, she has been responsible for leading the EMEAR Total Rewards Team with oversight of compensation and benefit offerings across 65 EMEAR countries ensuring they are compliant, market relevant and aligned with the global reward philosophy and strategy that supports Our People Deal and an inclusive and relevant employee experience. She also has led implementation of Total Rewards technology platforms, and delivered on Mergers & Acquisitions.

Proud winner of Excellence in Well-being for the Great Place to Work survey in the UK and Spain as well as receiving the REBA Inaugural Well-being Award and the Employee Benefits award for Innovative Reward Technology, Sheila is passionate about embedding a holistic and inclusive Well-being strategy.

Through a unique collaboration opportunity between People and Communities, Marketing and internationally renowned wellbeing expert, Jessie Pavelka, Sheila has been the thought-leader for the exciting #CiscoPavelka Wellbeing initiative across Cisco, helping employees and families embrace healthier lifestyles and equip them with tools to sustain this lifestyle at work and at home using Cisco’s amazing technology.

In her spare time, Sheila loves being with her family and friends. Her passion and love of field hockey has been with her since school and she still plays at a competitive level.

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