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Julie Westcott

Group Health & Safety Director at DS Smith

I am the Group HSE Director for DS Smith, a FTSE 100 Packaging Manufacturer. With 17 years’ experience in HSE, I place a strong emphasis on leadership, collaboration and team interdependency to create safe and healthy working environments and cultures. My aim is to imbed HSE firmly with an organisation’s DNA – to ensure sustainable world-class results.  

Why do I work within H&S? This is very simple for me – I am passionate about ensuring people go home healthy and safe.

The statement to live by:  Be the change you want to see in the world.

Why I’m supporting S4G? We have incredibly awesome people working in our profession. This scheme helps to promote these people - who are often hidden behind the negative headlines and connotations surrounding H&S. Simply by promoting our inspiring professionals and their good work, S4G can help to attract even more talented people to join us!