Julie’s background is working with large financial corporates such as KPMG and HSBC and quasi-regulators like the Financial Services Compensations Scheme (FSCS).
Across a 20-year span, she has built successful visions and strategies for Boards and Executives Committees, securing over £20m in investment.
Her programmes have been shortlisted for the UK IT Industry Awards and include people, process and technology change across quarter million user bases and up to 140 countries. She has also developed and led Global innovation Programmes involving cutting edge Chatbots, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.
Julie combines StartUp Investment expecerience from her innovation work with her strategy and deliver skills, to develop the “Are You Investor Ready?” StartUp programme at Spark!. Julie has also created The Founder Support Service, a strategic and operational support service aimed at high-growth StartUp founders.
Passionate about supporting the UN Sustainable Development Goals, Julie mentors entrepreneurs from disadvantaged backgrounds to encourage innovation and economic growth and Spark! Donates 2% of its turnover to SafeSteps, a charity supporting women and children escaping domestic abuse, in support of the Reducing Inequality goal
Julie is an experienced public speaker who brigs real value to her audiences through her practicel approach and inclusive speaking style. Her book “Are You Investor Ready?” is released in Summer 2020.