Julie has been involved with NACE since it first began in 1983. Having served as a member of the National Committee and then Chair of Trustees, she was nominated Company Secretary when NACE became a Company Limited by Guarantee. As a former Headteacher, she has remained interested in education and, in particular, the opportunities provided for able and talented pupils. Her work in this field included training and writing materials to support teachers in the classroom. Since retiring, her interests have expanded to include travelling, learning about wine and Britain in Bloom for whom she is a regional judge.