Julie joined Coventry Citizens Advice in September 2017 after three years working as a Director with the Pre-school Learning Alliance in Birmingham, and two years as the first CEO with Parent Infant Partnership UK, a national charity launched by a Cabinet MP. The charity specialised in providing psychological support for the critical early years from birth to age 2. Julie created a new team and processes to launch three brand new parent infant support services in Liverpool, Brighton and Enfield, and secured funding for an additional two services, working closely with local authorities and health partners as well as local charities.
Julie has sixteen years’ leadership experience gained through roles within the Public and Charity sector, specialising in galvanising teams/coaching, project management and strategic/financial oversight. Her expertise is wide ranging across education, family support, early years, and supporting looked after and disengaged young people with Northamptonshire County Council. Julie has a First Class Honours degree in Social Science (Criminology & Social Policy) gained through the Open University, and is proud of balancing study with (at that time) two very small children! In her spare time Julie is a committed Springsteen fan, and enjoys listening to music, socialising with friends and family, and a guilty passion for crime/drama novels.
Married with grown up children, Julie now lives in Rugby and says: ‘I am delighted to be working with Coventry Citizens Advice where we have such a talented and creative group of people, including our valued volunteers, who are passionate about their contribution. I take enormous pride in seeing what we achieve on a daily basis to help people across the city.’