Julie works as an associate consultant with Murray and provides strategic insight and advice to clients. During a public service career of over 35 years, she drove strategic development and implementation in 8 different economic, social and central Government Departments. Her public service career culminated in seven years as Secretary General of the Department of Transport, Ireland where she had a budget of over €2 billion per annum, over 500 staff and responsibility for governance of 37 State agencies.
She is an experienced independent non-executive director and strategic management consultant focused on harnessing energies and skills across the private, public and not for profit sectors to promote sustainable business growth. She has a track record of developing a clear vision of what can be achieved and pragmatic steps to get there, ensuring tight programme and project management.
She is currently Senior Independent Director at Permanent TSB and a non-executive director of Ryanair plc and AXA Life Europe. She is Chairperson of the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland and also chairs the Audit Committee at Trinity College Dublin. She was awarded the Logistics and Transport Leader Award 2014 by the Chartered Institute of Transport and Logistics (Ireland).