Specialist dermatology company, LEO Pharma UK/Ireland, has appointed a new People Director for its North Europe ‘cluster’ countries. Julie Watret joins from Network Rail, where she has worked over the past 4.5 years in various HR roles, most recently as HR Director.
Besides her extensive HR background Julie brings to LEO Pharma significant pharma experience from 14 years at AstraZeneca where she held positions like Global HR Business Partner, Field Training Manager, Leadership Development Manager and Group Training Manager for New Product Launches. Julie also has significant experience in a variety of international markets and undertook a years international assignment based in Shanghai to establish a multi-cultural global leadership team. Before specializing in HR, Julie worked in several sales, sales management and learning and development roles.
Commenting on her new role as People Director, Julie explained: “I am delighted to be joining LEO Pharma at this exciting time in our portfolio growth. I am passionate about the contribution our medicines can make to so many peoples’ lives every day.”
Geraldine Murphy, Managing Director UK and Ireland said: “It is great to welcome Julie to my senior leadership team. Bringing a blend of experience from pharmaceuticals, wider industry, sales, training and HR roles, I am confident Julie will be a strong addition to our commercial organization and effectively lead our team of highly professional HR business partners.”