Wakefield is an experienced strategic advisor and business leader who provides trusted counsel to boards of directors and executive leadership. She has significant expertise developing and implementing executive compensation programs that enable business performance and drive results.
Prior to joining Pay Governance, Wakefield was the Senior Vice President, Global Head of Total Rewards, at Takeda Pharmaceuticals. In this role, she led a number key rewards integration initiatives, including implementing Takeda’s first global equity and ESPP programs. Previously, she was the Senior Vice President, Global Head of Total Rewards, at Shire Pharmaceuticals during Shire’s acquisition of Baxalta. She was appointed as the Shire HR integration lead during the Shire/Takeda acquisition in addition to her Total Rewards role.
Wakefield started her career at Willis Towers Watson as an executive compensation consultant supporting an array of clients across multiple sectors, then proceeded to build a strong client base in life sciences.
“We are pleased to welcome Olivia back to consulting and to Pay Governance,” said Managing Partner Aubrey Bout. “She will further help advance our already very strong life sciences portfolio of clients and work across several high-growth industries on a national basis.”