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Rosemary McGinness

Chief People Officer, The Weir Group

Rosemary joined engineering business, The Weir Group, as Chief People Officer in 2017. Once a family owned business, The Weir Group is now a FTSE 250 business headquartered in Glasgow. 

Before joining Weir, Rosemary was Group Human Resources Director of William Grant & Sons, the family owned premium spirits company which is home to premium brands such as Glenfiddich, The Balvenie and Hendricks Gin. She and her sister also jointly own Lumia Day Spa in Bridge of Allan.

Prior to this, Rosemary was based in New York in her role as Senior Vice President of HR for Bowne Business Solutions a document management company.

Having started her career in line management with Forte Hotels Rosemary has held a range of positions covering all aspects of Human Resources across the globe. She has a particular interest in change leadership, talent development, and resourcing businesses for growth. She is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

Rosemary joined the Council of the Scotch Whisky Association in 2013 and is also an Advisory Board Member to the School for CEOs.

A strong advocate for children’s learning, Rosemary has recently retired from her role as Chair of Young Enterprise Scotland, a well-established charity that has a mission to inspire and prepare all young people to succeed in a global community through education and training in business skills.

Through various sporting challenges, Rosemary has enjoyed raising funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and Action Medical Research. In her spare time Rosemary enjoys travelling and staying fit – mainly to compensate for her love of food and the odd Hendricks & Tonic.


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