Julie Kane

Non-Executive Director


Julie is a seasoned executive, counselor and public company director with decades of experience spanning several industries, including pharmaceuticals, chemicals and agribusiness, beauty, direct-selling and dual-fuel utilities. She has served in a range of senior business and legal roles throughout her career and has for many years reported to CEOs and Boards of Directors. She is a proven leader with broad experience including ethics and compliance; corporate social responsibility; health, safety and environment; emergency and crisis management; internal and external investigations; regulatory negotiations; law; and diversity and inclusion. Julie also currently chairs the board of Heliogen and serves on two non-profits. She previously served on the board of Siga Technologies.

Julie served as senior vice president, chief ethics and compliance officer, and deputy general counsel with PG&E Corporation from May 215 to September 22. She oversaw the company-wide compliance program, including the programs and systems designed to prevent, detect, and mitigate non-compliance, as well as activities arising from PG&E’s criminal convictions, term of probation, and court appointed Federal Monitorship. She also led the Company’s ethics and compliance training, investigations program and culture-building efforts. In her legal role, she led the Company’s labor and employment law functions, among other areas. Julie reported directly to the Chief Executive Officer and President of PG&E Corporation and to the Board of Directors Audit and Compliance and Public Policy Committees. She was also executive sponsor of PG&E’s Executive Women’s Forum and Pride Network.

Before PG&E, Julie worked at Avon Products, Incorporated as vice president and general counsel of Avon North America and corporate legal functions. Prior to her role with Avon, she held a number of senior roles with Novartis Corporation and its affiliates over a 25-year period, culminating in her role as vice president, ethics and compliance for Novartis Corporation. Julie’s other Novartis roles included vice president, ethics and compliance and corporate citizenship for Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, and vice president, health, safety and environment, emergency management and chief environmental counsel for Novartis Corporation.

Julie is a member of the board of directors of SIGA Technologies, Inc., a publicly traded pharmaceutical company. She serves on SIGA’s nominating and governance committee. Additionally, Julie is a member of the board of directors of Heliogen Inc. Julie also serves on two non-profit boards: the Commonwealth Club of California, where she serves on the finance committee; and the Ethics Research Center in Washington, D.C, where she serves on the nominating and governance committee. Julie holds an undergraduate degree in political science from Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts, and a law degree from the University of San Francisco School of Law. She is a member of the California State Bar.