Julia joined Platinum Informatics following a career in the life sciences industry and in economic development. Most recently she was responsible for leading the work of Scottish Enterprise to support the High Value Manufacturing and Health sectors. She worked closely with companies, Government and the Higher Education sector to drive business growth and investment in innovation, particularly in life sciences. Prior to this she spent 20 years designing and managing non clinical and clinical development programmes for a range of global biomedical companies. She led the transition of a novel biotech from bench to late stage clinical testing and eventual outlicensing (PPL Therapeutics). She co-founded a CRO (Pleiad) that advised young companies and research groups on healthcare product development planning and successfully expanded its operations into the USA. Julia is currently a non exec director of U.K. Knowledge Transfer Network; The Rock Trust and The Scottish Refugee Council. She is an advisor to Cumulus Oncology.