Chief People Officer and Senior Vice President, NI
As NI’s chief people officer, Cate Prescott is a champion of the company’s greatest advantage—its people. She has engineered a Global HR team that is outcome-based and focused on solving challenges, working as people experts to be proactive, agile and trusted advisors to the business while advocating for our people. Prescott leads Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB), reinforcing NI’s commitment to cultivating a diverse team of bright, open-minded people and a culture of respect. Prior to her role as CPO, Prescott served in HR leadership roles in EMEIA, APAC and the Americas. She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in strategic HR and an advanced diploma in coaching from Oxford. Prescott also serves as a board member of the Boys and Girls Club Austin Area, chairing the Operations and Safety Committee. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family, hitting the hiking trails and discovering all the fun and “weird” things to do in Austin.