Julia Palca


Julia joined the Board in October 2001 and was elected Chairman in July 2010. She also chairs the Nominations Committee and sits on the Finance and Audit Committee, Charitable Expenditure Committee, Investment Committee, Fundraising Marketing and Communications Committee and Remuneration Committee.

Julia studied law and politics at Durham University, and was, until 2012, a partner/consultant with law firm Olswang LLP.

She is Chairman of City, University of London, trustee of the Nuffield Trust, trustee of the CMS Foundation, and was Chair of the Royal Free Charity from 2009 to 2018. She was previously a member of the Board of the Institute of Employment Studies and of several other charities, including Cancerlink, which merged with Macmillan Cancer Support in 2001.

Julia has herself had cancer. She is also a part-time employment judge, lives in London and is married with three children.