Foster's Group has appointed a chief human resources officer, according to a recent filing with the Australian Stock Exchange.

Information lodged with the stock exchange this week said that Sue Smith will assume the position from today (2 May). Smith will replace Ben Lawrence and will be responsible for "global people management", the company said. Details of Lawrence's plans were not disclosed in the filing.

Smith joins Foster's from GE Consumer Finance Australia and New Zealand, where she was senior human resource manager. Prior to GE, Smith also spent time at Colonial Services.