Julian is a well-rounded, tech-savvy senior Director and Board member with more than 25 years’ experience in business.
Working largely within the media, technology, software, education and publishing sectors, Julian has extensive management experience, running smaller, start-up and scale-up businesses as well as working in senior management roles in blue chip, public and private sector organisations that include WH Smith, Warner Music, News Corporation, Channel 4 Television, Discovery Education and Cambridge University Press.
Julian’s strong management skills and ability to lead teams to get them working together, help his clients to benefit from successful project outcomes. Whilst at Channel 4, Julian was responsible for the implementation of Channel 4’s educational public service remit, so has real experience at the coalface of delivering against Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives as well.
From a more commercial perspective, he has also enjoyed great success having formulated and delivered innovative strategies to break into complex sectors and markets around the world, recruited and managed multi-disciplined teams, formed strategic partnerships and joint ventures, raised investment funding for businesses, and overseen two acquisitions, in the process holding together teams of people during challenging periods of disruption and change, and helping to fashion the strategic visions for the new owners. Julian also has a deep understanding of the value and vital importance of technology in today’s business world.
Versatile and practical, Julian is able to be entrepreneurial and considered, strategic and operational in equal measure, and looks forward to the opportunity to bring his extensive experience and expertise to help to accelerate the growth of scale-up businesses in Berkshire.