Julia Palca

Chairman

Julia joined the Board in October 2001 and was elected Chairman in July 2010. She sits on the Finance and Audit Committee, the Finance and Audit Charitable Spend Sub-Group, the Fundraising Marketing and Communications, Committee, the Remuneration Committee and the Nominations 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 also a member of the Board of the Institute of Employment Studies and of several other charities, including Cancerlink which merged with Macmillan in 2001.

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