Julie McCulloch Girling is a British conservative politician serving as a MEP for the South West of England. MEP Girling graduated with a BA in History and Politics from the University of Liverpool in 1979. Before joining the EP, she was a graduate trainee with Ford Motors from 1979 to 1982. She then spent six years as a buyer with Argos, leaving in 1988 to become a marketing manager at DIxons. She then held similar positions with Boots and Halfords, which she left in 1993. She was a freelance trainer from 1995 to 2009.
Politically, Julie Girling was a Conservative member of Cotswold District Council from 1999 to 2009, serving as Leader of the Council from 2003 to 2006. She also served on the Gloucestershire County Council from 2000 to 2009, rising to become its Cabinet Member for the Environment.
In what concerns health care, MEP Girling is engaged in matters related to food health and more specifically to genetically modified food and feed.
Consequently, MEP Girling’s thorough experience combined with her interest in health regulatory matters are of great support to HFE’s goals. We are, therefore, delighted to welcome MEP Girling to the HFE team.