Julie Markey joins XL Media as non-executive director

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XLMedia has hired Julie Markey as a Non-Executive Director with immediate effect.

Julie has a wealth of experience in the organisation and management of people in international businesses. Most recently, Julie held the role of Group People Director for Ocado Group plc from June 2010 to December 2019, where she led a team of over 200 people overseeing multiple functions including Business Partners, talent recruitment and development, reward, employee engagement and internal communications.

Prior to her role at Ocado, Julie worked for Tesco plc. Julie joined Tesco in 1997 and held a number of roles in Commercial and Group functions, including overseeing the development of a People Vision and Plan for the property function, as well as piloting a corporate leadership development programme.

Julie has also held senior HR roles with Diageo, Merck Sharp and Dohme Limited and Stantons Bakeries (Part of Allied Bakeries).

Julie will Chair the Group’s Remuneration Committee, and will sit on the Group’s Risk Committee and Audit Committee.

Chris Bell, Non-Executive Chair of XLMedia, commented: “I am delighted to welcome Julie to the Board of XLMedia.  She brings significant experience working in entrepreneurial and innovative businesses, and in creating programmes to develop and manage talent which I believe will be invaluable to our business as we further progress our transformation strategy.”