Sophie Neary, Managing Director, Retail and FMCG at Google UKI

Sophie NearySophie is a highly respected executive within the retail and technology industries.

As Managing Director, Retail and FMCG at Google, she brings over 30 years of executive leadership experience from giants including Asda, Tesco and Meta. A digital pioneer since 1995, Sophie was instrumental in driving Boots’ online transformation where, as a member of the Executive Committee, she led their critical digital response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Beyond her commercial acumen, she’s a multi-award-winning, lifelong feminist, and a clear voice advocating and championing women in the workplace. Her highly regarded podcast “Courage is Contagious,” and her status as a LinkedIn “Top Voice” on Gender Equity cement her reputation.