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GRAIL, Innovative Early Cancer Detection Biotechnology Company, Hires Julie Currie as Chief People Officer

GRAIL, healthcare company whose mission is to detect cancer early when it can be cured, has appointed Julie Currie as Chief People Officer (CPO). GRAIL partnered with Frederickson Partners on the executive search.

In her role as CPO, Julie will be responsible for building and leading the People function within GRAIL. Working closely with the GRAIL executive team, the CPO will help drive the People strategy including talent acquisition, performance management, compensation, change management and culture. She will report to the company’s Chief Executive Officer, Bob Ragusa.

Julie joins GRAIL from Amplitude, where she served as CPO. There, she helped scale the company and achieve a successful IPO in 2021. Prior to Amplitude, Julie served as the Vice President (VP) of Human Resources (HR) at Western Digital for two years. Her earlier positions include Senior VP of HR at Inphi Corporation (Acquired by Marvell Technologies). Julie completed courses as part of the Northwestern University and Schulich Kellogg School of Management Executive MBA program. She also has a B.A. – Double Major in Management and Economics from the University of Guelph.

GRAIL is focused on alleviating the global burden of cancer by developing pioneering technology to detect and identify multiple deadly cancer types early. The company is using the power of next-generation sequencing, population-scale clinical studies, and state-of-the-art computer science and data science to enhance the scientific understanding of cancer biology, and to develop its multi-cancer early detection blood test. GRAIL is headquartered in Menlo Park, CA with locations in Washington D.C., North Carolina and the United Kingdom. GRAIL, LLC, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ:ILMN). For more information, please visit

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