Aliaxis welcomes new Chief Human Resources & Sustainability Officer and Head of Sustainability

Source: press release, 22 February 2022

Line De Decker, Aliaxis Chief Human Resources & Sustainability Officer, and Kate Geraghty, Head of Sustainability
Line De Decker, Aliaxis Chief Human Resources & Sustainability Officer, and Kate Geraghty, Head of Sustainability (photos: Aliaxis)

Aliaxis, enabling access to water and energy through inventive fluid management solutions, welcomes Line De Decker as Chief Human Resources & Sustainability Officer and Kate Geraghty as Head of Sustainability.

“I want to warmly welcome Line De Decker and Kate Geraghty – two accomplished leaders – as part of Aliaxis’ leadership team,” says Aliaxis CEO Eric Olsen. “Both are highly experienced and internationally recognised professionals in their respective fields. Sustainability and People are two core priorities of our Growth with Purpose strategy, aiming to create a positive impact on people and the planet.”

Line De Decker joins Aliaxis on 11 April as Chief Human Resources and Sustainability Officer. De Decker will report directly to Eric Olsen, Chief Executive Officer, and will be a member of the Executive Committee. Her focus will be on further enhancing Aliaxis as a performance-driven organisation, with a greater emphasis on attracting talent and making our people thrive.

De Decker is a Belgian national and holds a Law degree from KU Leuven University, as well as a Master in Tax Management from Solvay Business School. Prior to joining Aliaxis, she was Senior Vice President and Head Transformation Office at GSK. During her 14 years at GSK, she held multiple senior HR roles in Belgium and the UK. Prior to GSK, Line worked at DuPont, UCB and PriceWaterhouseCoopers.

On 1 March, Kate Geraghty will join as Head of Sustainability, reporting to De Decker. She will have oversight of Aliaxis 2025 sustainability strategy, helping to achieve its ambitious plans to reduce CO2 emissions, increase recycling and develop more solutions for water and sanitation management.

Geraghty is a British/Irish national and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science from the University of Aberdeen, as well as a Master’s with distinction in Environmental Monitoring and Assessment from Coventry University. Geraghty was previously Director of Sustainability & Advocacy EMEA with Dow’s Plastics Division. Prior to Dow, she held senior sustainability and regulatory roles with DuPont and Rohm & Haas.