Skip to main content

New appointment at Southern Company

Published by
World Coal,

Nancy Sykes has been named Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer of Southern Company Services, as of 5 December, providing direction to the overall enterprise.

Sykes joins Southern Company from US Steel, where she has served as Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer since 2015. There, she was responsible for all facets of the company's human resources organisation, including employee development, talent management, talent acquisition and medical and health services.

Sykes will report directly to Chairman, President and CEO Thomas A Fanning. She will be responsible for managing the human resources and labour relations function for Southern Company and all of its subsidiaries. She will also be in charge of developing and implementing human capital strategies to attract, engage and motivate the current workforce and the workforce of the future.

"At Southern Company, our focus on developing successful employees is critical to how we serve our customers and our communities," Fanning said. "Our commitment to that core value is a driving force behind everything we do. It's one of the keys to 'how' we build the future of energy. Nancy brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to our leadership team, and we look forward to her arrival."

Sykes joined US Steel after spending more than five years with The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company. Her last role at Goodyear was Vice President for Human Resources, Asia Pacific, with responsibility of all aspects of human resources for the company's Asia Pacific strategic business unit across 12 countries.

Before joining Goodyear, Sykes spent 20 years at General Electric. In 2005, she was named global human resources leader for GE Water & Process Technologies, and in 2007 she assumed the role of global human resources leader for GE Intelligent Platforms.

Read the article online at:

You might also like

OSIsoft webinar

WEBINAR: The hidden value of digital transformation in coal mining

In this webinar, OSIsoft will highlight some aspects of a successful digital transformation journey and discuss the top priorities that mining executives are looking for. They will also see how mining companies around the world benefit from real-time operational data to improve their safety results & their asset reliability and to optimise their operations. Register for free today »


Improving jaw crusher safety

According to the Health and Safety Executive’s guidance for the safe operation and use of mobile jaw crushers, equipment operators may be subject to multiple risks.


Embed article link: (copy the HTML code below):