Uber’s HR Chief Quits

July 11, 2018 at 2:13 PM

Liane Hornsey, who has headed human resources at ride-hailing service Uber Inc. since January 2017, has abruptly quit.

Uber also confirms that Tina Lamers, who was product head for the company’s self-driving vehicle program, also has left.

Hornsey gave no reason for her decision. But in an email to employees seen by the Associated Press, she says she has been considering the move for some time.

Her departure comes after an independent investigation into claims that she repeatedly dismissed staff complaints about racial discrimination. Uber has not revealed the findings of that probe.

Hornsey moved into the top HR job six months before Uber founder and CEO Travis Kalanick was ousted amid a variety of management and legal controversies. Kalanick’s successor, Dara Khosrowshahi, praises Hornsey for issuing the company’s first diversity report and introducing an equal-pay policy for employees.