Julie Bassett

Vice President Human Resources - APAC, Constellation Brands

After working in private, not-for-profit and local government organisations, in 2010, Julie joined Constellation Brands, one of the largest wine companies in New Zealand.  US owned, the NZ business has gradually taken on additional responsibility; initially Australia, Asia and recently Canada.  As VP Human Resources, Julie also has responsibility for Communications, Payroll and Admin and has a key focus on culture and developing people.  The first NZ-wide COVID lockdown struck at the busiest time of year, vintage, when the NZ business has an additional 130 international workers employed to process the year’s fruit and craft it into some of NZ’s best and well known wine brands; Kim Crawford, Selaks, Crafters’ Union, Young & Co and Round Theory.”