Following an early career in equity sales with a number of US and Asian investment banks, Julia joined the executive search firm Baines Gwinner as a consultant to focus on investment banking and capital markets. She eventually moved into operational roles at TMP and Whitehead Mann, latterly as Chief Operating Officer for a number of boutique firms. Since 2008 Julia has consulted to a variety of SMEs and charities across business development and business strategy issues, she joined Vermeer Partners in 2018. Julia is a member of the partnership's Operations Committee. She graduated from St Andrews University with a MA (Hons) in French. She is a Trustee of both the Fondation Franco-Britannique de Sillery and the Franco-British Colony For Convalescents.