William Grant & Sons announce new Chief People Officer


William Grant & Sons has appointed Kerry Christie as its Chief People Officer effective June 2019. Kerry will be based in Scotland and will join the Company’s Executive Board.

As the former Chief People Officer at Standard Life Aberdeen PLC, Kerry was responsible for leading global strategies across HR, diversity and inclusion as well as designing and delivering its global operating model.

Prior to this, Kerry held a number of senior HR roles at industry-leading businesses, including the Global Head of Human Resources for Aberdeen Asset Management before it merged with Standard Life Aberdeen PLC in 2017.

Simon Hunt, Chief Executive at William Grant & Sons, commented, “We’re delighted to welcome Kerry Christie to William Grant & Sons in this important role. 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.”

Kerry Christie, said, “I am 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.”

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