Julia started out as a performer, before taking her first leadership role in 1998, when she initiated and managed the rebuild of the Acorn Theatre in Penzance, which she ran for seven years. Following her Clore Fellowship and a couple of years in project consultancy, Julia moved into the museums sector becoming the first Director of the Leach Pottery, St Ives in 2008 which she ran for seven years.
In 2015, she relocated to Scotland as Artistic Director and CEO of Rothesay Pavilion on the Isle of Bute, a £14million restoration project with multiple funders in a tiny island community. In June 2018 she returned to Cornwall, taking up her current position as Director at the Telegraph Museum in the beautiful valley of Porthcurno – once the largest telegraph station with a network of underwater cables linking Britain to the world. Since completing her Fellowship, Julia has maintained her direct connection to Clore as a member of the facilitation team delivering the Clore Short Courses, Emerging Leaders Programme, Board and Development Days.