As a speaker, broadcaster, host and MC Julia is always a popular choice with audiences, leaders, sponsors and event teams both in real life and even in the metaverse!
She combines subject matter expertise as a senior international executive offering some 30+ years of experience with a clear commitment to create, curate and deliver compelling content.
Rebooked and recommended for private and industry events around the world, Julia's contributions draw on a career as an award winning international fintech leader, entrepreneur, advisor, mentor, investor and sell out stand-up comedian.
She is a recognised tech, ESG, DE&I and enlightened leadership champion and whether live on stage, down the lens of a camera, in her writing or on radio / podcast she is complimented for her contagious energy.
Julia is an experienced event/conference MC/host and keynote speaker. She has a huge range of international events under her belt including large conferences, hybrid and virtual webinars. Her unique combination of bringing industry insight and a clear understanding of how to command and engage an audience makes her a popular choice.
Increasingly Julia is called up on to host events from studios and in hybrid formats and enjoys being in studio as as much as being live on stage. She is the host of CityAM's Impact AM Live show and has hosted many corporate and conference video features. She has been a guest on BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire Show, was featured on BBC Radio 4’s Today Programme, and for many years was a regular featured guest on BBC Radio Kent's Drivetime Show.
As an experienced host for panels, workshops and closed door think tanks, Julia is an excellent moderator. She invests a great deal of time and attention to ensure that the sessions achieve their objectives and allow a fair balance of contributions. Julia has been called upon to host many sessions, most notably the launch of The Kalifa Review: The HM Treasury commissioned Fintech Strategic Review.
Julia is the host of DiverCity Podcast a discussing diversity and inclusion within financial services. It has been listed as one of the world’s top DE&I podcasts by feedspot for three years in a row, with listeners in more than 50 countries. Julia is the host of Shell's Energy Podcast, exploring the decarbonisation of industry and every day products to help the world achieve its climate change goals.
As a former sell-out stand-up comedian, Julia is often called upon as a keynote or after dinner speaker. She has performed at many festivals, including taking her own show to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Henley on Thames Fringe Festival where she sold out, and has tread many stages, including London’s iconic Comedy Store. She also served as first chair of the advisory board of Funny Women, the network for female comedians.
Julia loves hosting awards and is often rebooked. She invests time and effort to make sure that from start to finish guests have a great time. Her energetic, supportive and enthusiastic style drives energy throughout the room and her experience has set in good stead for handling pretty much any eventuality.
Julia’s work and testimonials from past clients.
From advising technology firms from startups to scaleups to global financial services organisations.
From hosting DiverCity Podcast, ranked one of the world’s most influential DE&I podcasts and recognised as a diversity champion and commentator.
From hosting CityAM’s ‘ImpactAM Live’ show and as host of ‘The Energy Podcast’ by Shell timed and aligned with COP27.
From running her own business and having held senior seats in global organisations. She has interviewed many senior leaders and leadership experts and advises growth businesses around the world.
DiverCity® Podcast, a 5* rated podcast exploring the field of diversity, equity and inclusion in financial services. Every episode seeks to shine a light on positive progress, call out areas requiring further focus and offer lots of ideas designed to drive change.
The Energy Podcast talks about decarbonising both industrial and everyday products - think cement, steel, plastics and more. The guest host ahead of COP27, Julia interviews academics and industry experts from around the world.
A regular fireside chat filmed in the metaverse, published on YouTube hosted by Julia featuring Dr Catriona Wallace, founder of the Responsible Metaverse Alliance. In every episode they unpack the metaverse, the key opportunities, the challenges and the causes for concern.