Lay member for governance and Audit Chair
Julia is a qualified accountant, with over 25 years public sector experience in internal audit, governance and risk management.
She has previously been the Head of Internal Audit for a broad range of organisations, including the Healthcare Commission and the National Patient Safety Agency as well as a number of NHS Trusts, which has provided her with an insight into regulation, patient safety and audit and accountancy issues.
Julia has broad expertise in good governance and undertook a three year research project for her accountancy body (ACCA), in collaboration with the Department of Health, on governance in the NHS.
Julia lives in Eastbourne and joined Eastbourne, Hailsham and Seaford CCG as its lay member for governance in May 2014. Effective from 1 February 2019, she also fulfils this role for Hastings and Rother CCG.
Julia is the Conflict of Interest (COI) Guardian for the CCG. The role of the COI Guardian is to act as a conduit for anyone with concerns relating to COIs; to be a safe point of contact for employees or workers of the CCG to raise concerns; to support the application of the principles and policies for managing conflicts, and to provide independent advice and judgment on managing COIs.