New People Director for LEO Pharma

Julie Watret joins the specialist dermatology company

September 29 2020, Hurley, Berks, UK

Julie Watret joins LEO Pharma UKIE

LEO Pharma UK/Ireland, a leading medical dermatology company, has appointed Julie Watret as People Director for its North Europe ‘cluster’ countries. Julie 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 Julie worked in several sales, sales management and learning and development roles.

Commenting on the opportunity ahead at LEO Pharma, 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”

“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”, said Geraldine Murphy, Managing Director UK and Ireland.

UK/IE MAT-38342 September 2020

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About LEO Pharma

The company is a leader in medical dermatology with a robust R&D pipeline, a wide range of therapies and a pioneering spirit. Founded in 1908 and owned by the LEO Foundation, LEO Pharma has devoted decades of research and development to advance the science of dermatology, setting new standards of care for people with skin conditions. LEO Pharma is headquartered in Denmark with a global team of 6,000 people, serving 92 million patients in 130 countries.

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