Sally Austin

Chief People Officer , Wincanton

Sally joined Wincanton in August 2019 as Group HR Director and a member of the Executive Management Team. Wincanton is the largest third-party logistics company in the UK, as group HR director she's responsible for defining and delivering the people strategy across the business. Her main areas of focus include executive board strategy development, remuneration committee matters, group-wide HR operations, recruitment, learning and development, engagement, HR shared services and pensions. Sally was previously the Group HR Director with Costain Group plc, a British technology based construction and engineering company, where she held a variety of HR roles and became Group HR Director in 2014. Prior to Costain, Sally began her career in HR at BAE Systems followed by Coopervision and latterly Eaton Corporation where she held a number of HR management roles across Europe at EMEA. In 2019 Sally was voted number 2 on the list of HR Magazines most influential HR Leaders.