Julia joined the Board in July 2019.
She attended Wearside College in Sunderland before going on to the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, where she gained a BSc Honours degree in Medicinal Chemistry. Julia joined Deloitte LLP in Newcastle upon Tyne as a graduate, obtaining professional accountancy and tax qualifications and building experience across a wide range of Deloitte offerings.
She was promoted to tax director and currently heads up the Deloitte restructuring tax team across the north east, Yorkshire and Scotland, providing tax advice to both public and private sector entities and their stakeholders. She has advised on strategic acquisitions of trading businesses by both the further education sector and local authorities. In 2018, Julia was awarded the Tax Advisor of the Year in the North East Accountancy Awards.