Zoe Dickson


Zoe Dickson

, Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer

As executive vice president and chief human resources officer, Zoe Dickson leads 3M’s transformative agenda for people and culture. Every day her team is focused on attracting, supporting, and developing talent, and ensuring 3M is a place where everyone belongs, learns, innovates and thrives.

Zoe joined 3M in 1998, and has held roles of increasing responsibility in human resources across the company’s businesses and geographic areas. Prior to her current role, she served as senior vice president of Talent, Learning and Insights. Zoe has been the architect of 3M’s talent and organization effectiveness strategies, and a passionate advocate for embedding diversity, equity and inclusion across the company. She has lived and worked around the world for 3M, including in Asia Pacific, Europe and the United States.

“One of our four strategic priorities at 3M is People & Culture – because we know we will drive growth in our business and change in our communities by developing talent in an inclusive environment,” Zoe says. “3M’s culture brings together passionate people with purpose and strategy to solve some of the world’s toughest challenges.”

She earned her degree in manufacturing engineering from Brunel University London, and diploma in personnel management from Thames Valley University.

Zoe is a chartered member of Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development. She is married with two teenage children, and enjoys hiking, baking, and exploring the world with her family.

“Leadership is about inspiring, connecting and lifting talent to make an impact. We must create an environment of openness and belonging where diverse perspectives are listened to, valued and included in solving our biggest challenges.”