Julia Grant has held leadership roles in global consulting firms, insurance and the social sector in a career spanning thirty years. She has deep experience of the link between the business and non-business worlds and including investing for impact. She is currently Chief Executive of Pro Bono Economics, a charity helping other charities and social enterprises to understand and improve their impact. Prior to this she held leadership positions at Impetus the Private Equity Foundation, The National Gardens Scheme and Surrey Community Action (the rural community council for Surrey), where she built on her longstanding in interest in landscape, heritage and the environment.
She has extensive non- executive and board experience including a Ministerial Appointment at the Learning and Skills Council Surrey (where she served on the Audit and Diversity Committees) and Chair of the regional body for the voluntary and community sector in the South East. She currently serves as a Council Member of the Arts and Humanities Research Council and sits on the Advisory Board of Big Society Capital. Charity Board roles have included Shelter, and the Community Foundation for Surrey where she is a Trustee.
She read Politics Philosophy and Economics at Oxford University and holds an MBA from London Business School.