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Role: Director of Inclusion, Diversity & Equity, Coca-Cola Europacific Partners

Julie Thomas joined Coca-Cola European Partners in March 2020 as Director, Inclusion, Diversity & Equity. Prior to this she developed and led global inclusion and diversity strategies and initiatives for large multinational companies from a range of sectors, most recently in the legal and financial services industries.

Julie is a recognized I&D innovator, responsible for creating and implementing the strategic direction for inclusion and diversity: integrating diversity practices into people processes; ensuring accountability through effective measurement; and embedding inclusion into the culture, in engaging ways. In her first year at CCEP, Julie launched their I&D philosophy, Everyone’s Welcome, rolled out company-wide listening sessions and implemented a clear roadmap for CCEP to be a place where everyone can be themselves, be valued and belong.

As well as I&D, her other passion is wellbeing and in addition to being a Mental Health First Aider, Julie is currently leading the rollout of CCEP’s wellbeing ecosystem.

Outside of work Julie enjoys running, holidays with her family and plays an active role mentoring 10-16 year old girls as a volunteer leader within the Girl Guide movement.