Prior to her appointment as joint National Development Director with Paul Arnold in 2018, Julie previously led our community programme, delivering excellent national events and local projects including: the ground-breaking BT WWRC15 Community Festival, the inaugural women and girls’ wheelchair rugby ‘This Girl Can’ workshops and activation events across Rugby World Cup fan zones, creating opportunities for over 400 new participants to experience wheelchair rugby. Additionally, she was integral to initiating three sustainable youth hubs during the first year of the BT Youth Programme. She is a former Senior Relationship Manager within Sport England’s National Sport Directorate, and brings 30 years of sport development experience, delivering successful outcomes in a variety of settings ranging from sports clubs, schools, local government departments, business and charities.