Julie was appointed Chair of Demos in September 2018.
She is also Chair of the Young Foundation – putting people at the heart of social change – and the Federation of Industry Sector Skills and Standards. She is a Trustee of Involve, the public participation charity.
Following a career in business with Shell, TSB and British Gas, she became Chair of the Equal Opportunities Commission from 1999-2005 and then a partner at PwC. From 2012-2017 Julie was Chair of the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman. She has served as a non-executive board member at a number of organisations including: Nesta, the national innovation body; the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and the Commission for Racial Equality.