A passionate educationalist, involved as a parent, trainer/assessor in the FE arena and a support to the academy members. Julie’s experience in governance initiated in her daughter’s primary school as a member of the PTA, moving onto the governing body where she sat on all committees before being voted in as Chair. Julie was nominated as Chair of WPAT at the inception of their journey four years ago. A huge learning curve, however, a very satisfying one. She has just been re-instated, and is incredibly honoured, and excited for the future!