Julie Humphreys

Group Head of Diversity and Inclusion, Compass Group


Julie is an award-winning Diversity & Inclusion professional with over 25 years’ experience in HR, Diversity & Inclusion and Talent Management. She is responsible for defining and overseeing Compass Group’s Diversity & Inclusion strategy across 38 countries with 550,000 colleagues.

Julie holds a doctorate and is a leading expert in the effect of children on women’s careers in the UK Financial Services sector. Speaking at conferences, summits and workshops, Julie has most recently shared her experience on inclusive leadership practices, intersectionality and the power of the employee voice. Recent accolades include the Women in Finance Award for diversity, European Diversity Award for employee networks and Global Equality & Diversity Award for most impact.

A passionate advocate of mental health in the workplace, Julie has appeared in the press and videos for the Lord Mayor of London’s campaign ‘This is Me’.

Julie is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development along with being a member of the Pride of Irons LGBT+ fan group for West Ham United and a proud mother to 4 teenage children.