Julie Brown


Prior public company boards: Roche 

Executive experience: At KPMG, Julie qualified and became a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountancy and the Institute of Tax. She then spent 25 years with AstraZeneca, undertaking 11 roles in four countries and three continents, covering all aspects of finance in the value chain, together with fulfilling commercial and strategic roles, including Head of Corporate Strategy, Marketing Company President, Regional Vice President and Interim Group CFO. Julie also has extensive M&A experience, being part of the AstraZeneca merger team, together with leading multi-billion-dollar change programs. She joined Smith & Nephew in 213 as Group CFO, during which time 21 acquisitions were completed and the value of the company doubled. Julie then joined Burberry as Chief Operating and Financial Officer in 217 where she is responsible for the Transformation Office to support the strategy, the finance function, investor relations, IT, procurement, and Burberry Business Services.

Additional information: Julie is passionate about sustainability and supporting the next generation of female leaders. She is Patron of Oxford University Women in Business, Ambassador for the Prince’s Trust Women Supporting Women initiative and co-chair of The Prince’s Accounting for Sustainability Project’s CFO Leadership Network and an advisory board member of the Greater London Authority.