With more than two decades of professional experience in the corporate, multilateral and public sectors, Julie specialises in international development and corporate philanthropy with experience working across North America, Europe, Asia and Africa. Julie is currently the Global Head, Community Engagement for Standard Chartered Bank in London. In this capacity, she formulates the Bank’s sustainability strategy across 67 countries. Julie also oversees the Bank’s global community investment programmes with annual contributions of more than US$ 50 million. Previously, she was part of Standard Chartered’s Public Affairs team.
Before joining the Bank, Julie worked for the Canadian Embassy in Washington, DC, as commercial liaison to the major multilateral organisations including the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank. She championed the interests of Canadian businesses and helped them grow their operations in developing and emerging markets. In addition, Julie has held positions focused on trade and development with the Corporate Council on Africa, the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the African Development Bank (ADB).
Julie has an MBA from Oxford University, MA in International Affairs from the George Washington University and BA from Millsaps College.