About Maggie Spong
Maggie joined AstraZeneca in 2016 as the Vice President of Talent Acquisition, to be a part of its exciting and ambitious strategic journey to return to growth. She was keen to be part of transforming Talent Acquisition to support the overall HR transformation and business, to put the candidate experience at the core, to optimise technology, to simplify processes, and to build an in-house recruitment team dedicated to helping AstraZeneca on its strategic journey by hiring the right person, at the right time, in the right place and at the right cost.
Maggie’s vision is for a much more strategic Talent Acquisition function at AstraZeneca – a sophisticated, proactive, in-house, expert function that will deliver strong candidate pipelines for the business supported by a strong employer brand. 2017 saw a big transformation, 2018 is about embedding the new function.
Prior to AstraZeneca, Maggie was at Roche for 17 years, the last 8 years in Roche HQ in Switzerland as Group Head for Recruitment where she transformed recruitment for Roche, implementing a successful in-house recruitment and Talent Scout model.
Maggie lives in Hertfordshire with her husband and has four sons and a daughter in law and grandson! Maggie enjoys a busy life with her family and friends.