Julie Welch

Julie is the Chief People Officer at Carey Group, an agile and fast growing privately (family) owned civil engineering and construction group with group revenues of c£650m with over 3,000 workers around the UK and Ireland. Her role priorities are to ensure there is sustainable organisational design and people practices to underpin and enable the company vision and culture for future long term growth. She joined from Bunzl Plc, a support services company with worldwide revenues of £9 billion and 19,000 colleagues across 31 countries. Prior to joining Bunzl Julie was the Group HR Director at Wincanton plc and she has also worked at Royal Mail, AnheuserBusch InBev and Sainsbury’s, where she started her career.

Julie attained a degree in English and Social Anthropology from Keele University and a Masters in Human Resource Management from Middlesex University Business School. She is also a Fellow of the CIPD and her areas of particular interest are culture, engagement and high performance teams.

Julie lives in Cheshunt, Hertfordshire with her husband, Neil and has two grown up children. (one of whom is also in HR ! at Ocado). Julie enjoys skiing (when she can get to the mountains), weight training, travelling and the cinema.

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