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William Grant & Sons appoints chief people officer

Published:  14 February, 2019

William Grant & Sons has appointed Kerry Christie as its chief people officer. Christie will start in June, be based in Scotland and will join the executive board.

She joins from Standard Life Aberdeen, where as chief people officer Christie was responsible for leading global strategies across HR, diversity and inclusion as well as designing and delivering its global operating model.

“We’re delighted to welcome Kerry Christie to William Grant & Sons in this important role,” said Simon Hunt, chief executive at William Grant & Sons. “With experience of driving global people agendas, Kerry will bring valuable expertise to our business as we continue to grow. Kerry will play a vital role in achieving our aim to create an inclusive culture at WG&S where passionate characters can grow and develop their careers.”

Christie said she was “excited to join this dynamic global business with a rich Scottish heritage and a talented team of passionate characters. This is a brilliant opportunity to play a key role in building and protecting the unique William Grant & Sons’ culture, and contributing to the overall success of the business.”