Julie Thomson - Biography
Julie Thomson is Acuity’s Account Director and is a founding member of Acuity Group.
She started her career in retail management and as a natural ‘people person’ Julie works closely with our customers to ensure that Acuity deliver tailored and effective business continuity solutions that they highly value.
As the Acuity Group has grown, so has the need for associated support in terms of the implementation of standards. Clients recognize the importance of broader communication with employees and customers when integrating a management system, and recognize the challenges of influencing culture change as an organization evolves. Julies’ experience has proved invaluable in supplementing system and process changes to ensure clients reap the full benefit of their investment in Acuity products.
Julie moved from retail to a number of senior roles in an international consumer goods corporation, including sales, marketing, customer management and finance positions. Here she gained first hand experience of managing large scale changes, which impacted heavily in the areas of supply chain, finance and HR. These were major projects, carrying major risks, including the outsourcing of global support functions and consolidation of manufacturing sites. Unexpected events, both during normal business hours and whilst implementing the projects frequently put pressure on the company’s best laid plans to deliver ‘business as normal’ to its customers.
The experience and insights she gained in these projects led her to specialise in the area of risk and crisis management, and working in business continuity planning became the natural next step. In 2006 Julie co-founded Acuity Group with Charles which gave her the opportunity to share her expertise and knowledge with a wider group of businesses.