Julia has over 20 years’ experience in the HR and talent management sectors in the UK and relocated to New Zealand in early 2005. Offshore experience includes leading a number of talent management businesses and HR consultancies as Director and shareholder, as well as being responsible for the UK operations of a global strategic talent management organisation which provided onsite and offsite outsourced recruitment solutions for international blue chip organisations.

Julia was an active member of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and member of the Advisory Panel. She chaired the national Employment Policy Committee which lobbied and liaised with Government on proposed employment legislation in the UK.

Since arriving in New Zealand Julia has focused on HR and public sector consultancy in Auckland. She joined Sheffield in August 2006 to initially focus on the HR and public sector portfolios and was appointed Manager of the Recruitment Solutions team in July 2007. Appointed Principal of Sheffield’s Search and Selection practice in April 2009, Julia specialised in senior HR and OD roles as well as recruiting senior management roles across all sectors but in particular, professional services. Additionally Julia was responsible for leading Sheffield’s career transition programme.

Julia joined HR2GO, owned by Teesdale Loof, as Principal in April 2012 to build a full service HR consultancy across New Zealand.

Elected Associate Fellow of the Human Resources Institute of New Zealand (HRINZ) in 2011 and founder member of the Recruitment Special Interest Group in Auckland. Julia was on the Auckland branch committee for five years, elected President of the Auckland branch in 2009, appointed Director of the HRINZ Board 2010 & 2011, elected Director of the HRINZ National Board in 2012 and elected national Vice President in 2013. In addition to this Julia has represented the Asia Pacific Federation of Human Resource Management (APFHRM) on behalf of HRINZ as a Director, responsible for leading a workstream to establish a competency framework for the Federation.