Julia Thompson

Julia is a social policy specialist with a Masters in Social Policy and Planning from London School of Economics. With over 15 years of experience in international development, the majority of these years have been spent in East and Southern Africa, focusing on her work in organizational development, leadership development and process facilitation. For a number of years, Julia was the Chief Executive Officer of Common Purpose South Africa, and subsequently consulted in Southern Africa for a range of clients such as Action Aid International, CARE South Africa, South African Breweries, Anglo American, Rockefeller Brothers Fund and UNAIDS. Prior to IPDET, Julia was a Governance Advisor at the Canadian International Development Agency.