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Tara Deakin

Tara Deakin

Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer, Spin Master


Tara Deakin was appointed as Spin Master’s Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer in January 2020. She first joined Spin Master in June 2019 as the Senior Vice President of Talent Development. In her current role, Tara oversees all global human resources functions including talent development, total rewards, human capital planning as well as the company’s corporate philanthropic strategy. She has a diverse background and deep understanding of organizational development and learning and is passionate about cultivating exceptional talent and work environments. 

Prior to Spin Master, Tara was the Chief Talent Officer at TD Bank, where her mission was to grow the power of TD’s 95,000 employees and attract new colleagues, to ensure the bank’s future growth and ongoing delivery of legendary customer experiences. In addition to her bank responsibilities, she also served as Board Chair for the Association of Talent Development. From 2011-2015, Tara served as the Chief Learning Officer for the Consumer Bank at Citi Group, where she was accountable for employee onboarding and development. Prior to joining Citi Group, she worked at Rogers Communications, leading development of the organization’s learning and organizational effectiveness capability.

Tara is also an active member in the community, serving as Vice Chair, Providence Healthcare Foundation (Unity Health Network). A graduate from the University of Western Ontario, she has completed post graduate work at Central Michigan University in Adult Education and Organizational Development