Katie Watkins

CoC Operations Lead, Jaguar Land Rover

Katie started her corporate career in 2013 working in Aberdeen’s Oil and Gas industry and has since moved to automotive, joining Jaguar Land Rover in 2016 and climbing the ranks to Business Manager for the Global Purchasing Director in 2018. Katie’s current responsibilities include performance management, business planning, communications, supplier engagement/performance and reporting as well as playing an active role in JLR’s Gender Equality Network. Whist doing this, she has voluntary project managed numerous events for the Energy Institute of Young Professionals and has been a core team member of TEDx Events for Leamington Spa. As a hobby, Katie does a lot of volunteering for Guide Dogs for the Blind, she’s currently boarding her 5th trainee Guide Dog, Max.

Session Details

You’ll Never Source Alone

• Investing in every individual, not just the group

• Challenging every individual to upskill others by sharing their strengths

• Emphasise importance of the whole self by training and adopting mindfulness and acknowledging rest and recovery equally as much as drive and delivery

• Our passion for culture – we all commit to our shared values of openness, honesty, excellence and support