Julia consults as Digital Director to Career Colleges Trust, which assists 14 to 19 year olds in taking the next step to a fulfilling career by equipping them with the skills and experience they need to succeed. She also consults as the Digital Skills advisor to Amazon Web Services, advising them in how to assist young people to develop the necessary skills for a successful career and designing programmes to achieve this aim. Additionally, Julia is a T Level and Apprenticeship Ambassador working with the DfE on T levels and Industry Placements. She holds various non-executive and advisory roles with other organisations including The Prince’s Trust, Comic Relief, City Lit, The Roberts Centre, The Samaritans, London Sport, UK Active, MCC, DVLA, Colleges and Local Government, South African Department of Education and Poland’s Ministry of Defence.
She is the Chair of the Trustees for The CyberHub – a joint venture with AWS, the National Crime Agency, National Cyber Security Centre and the Police to assist with detering young people from cyber crime, educating the community on ethical behaviour and safety online as well as working to fill the cyber skills gap.
Julia is passionate about providing the best possible opportunities for all young people, and in particular those that come from disadvantaged backgrounds. Her work with Activate Learning has allowed her to further her interest in the Education sector, as well as watching the organisation grow to meet the needs of people and businesses both currently and in the future.
Among her personal interests are mentoring, gardening, theatre & literature, travelling, food, and meeting new people.