As Director of Openness, Data and Digital Julie drives for the use of modern digital approaches and technologies, within the agency, local government but also across the food system. She has recently been given responsibility for Science and again is pushing for modern, data enabled approaches to our research.
Julie is a member of the FSA Executive, and is the Director with oversight responsibility for the FSA in Wales.
Previously Julie was the CIO at Defra. She spent much of her earlier career in the private sector implementing change programmes as a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers in financial services, pharmaceuticals, defence as well as central government, both in the UK and mainland Europe. She started her analytics career reading Maths & Oceanography at Bangor University.