Julia joined Scottish Refugee Council following a career in the life sciences industry and the public sector. Most recently she was responsible for leading the work of Scotland’s economic development agency, Scottish Enterprise, in High Value Manufacturing and Health. Julia has worked closely with companies, Scottish Government and the Higher Education sector to support business growth and investment in innovation.
Julia believes in supporting everyone to develop their talents and to have real opportunities to contribute to the local economy. She has volunteered with a refugee integration project in Calabria and supported New Scots learning to speak English. Julia is also a Trustee of The Rock Trust an organisation supporting young people that are homeless or at risk of homelessness.