Julie retired from greenspace scotland in February 2024 after leading the organisation since it was established in 2002. She is working alongside the new CEO in March/April to support the handover and transition process.

With over 30 years experience in the environmental sector, Julie has a strong track record in developing and leading cross-sectoral partnership projects which inform and influence policy and practice. She has contributed to a wide range of policy and research working groups. An effective communicator and influential advocate, she led the project to develop Scotland’s Greenspace Map; this involved working with all 34 Scottish planning authorities and several Government departments and agencies. Julie has worked in both local government and the third sector.

Julie is a Fellow of the Landscape Institute, Fellow of the RSA, Member of the Association of Chief Officers of Scottish Voluntary Organisations and Institute of Fundraising. She is also a Resilience Mentor for the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

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