Julie has close to 30 years of international development experience. She was the executive director of Oxfam Canada from 2013-2019 and later brought her expertise to diverse organizations, including Oxfam International and the United Nations. She also served as the interim executive director of Action Canada for Sexual Health and Rights.
Julie held numerous posts supporting the Government of Canada’s development and human rights efforts, including as the director of the Central America program, deputy director for human rights, senior advisor to the Iraq Task Force, and as the director for gender equality and child protection. Julie has also held senior positions with the North South Institute and the ETC Group and has written extensively on issues of gender and employment; women’s rights; sexual and reproductive health and rights; and globalization. She has lived and worked in many countries including Pakistan and Bangladesh, and has significant experience working in Central America, Africa and the Middle East.