Julie became a trustee of Involve in 2017. She is the Chair of Demos and the Young Foundation. From 2012-17 Julie was Chair of the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman which deals with complaints about public services.

Following a career in business, Julie became Chair of the Equal Opportunities Commission from 1999-2005 and then a partner at pwc. She has served as a non-executive board member including at Nesta, the national innovation body; the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and the Commission for Racial Equality.