HP Executive Team


Deon Smit

Human Resources Manager

Deon's biography

As Hewlett-Packard's New Zealand Human Resources Manager, Deon Smit is responsible for managing the HR functions across the entire business. He is focused on driving a high performance workplace culture, building the leadership capabilities of HP employees and further developing career, talent and diversity programmes for the business.

Deon and his New Zealand based team work closely with the wider South Pacific and regional HR teams in supporting all HP business units. His team provides specialist support and guidance in line with local legislation and market conditions as well as the company's corporate and regional direction.

Prior to joining HP, Deon held HR management positions within EDS, and has also held a number of senior human resource roles primarily in the services sector including IT and financial services.

Deon holds a Masters Degree in Organisational Behaviour and Psychology.