Speakers Profile - Julia Banks

Author, Leadership Consultant, Keynote Speaker, Opinion Writer, and Lawyer

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Julia Banks is an author, writer, and leadership consultant, who works across the private, corporate and public sectors, and all levels of government. Julia's current work is broad ranging: from being a keynote speaker and panel facilitator, to engaging in "In Conversation"; and workshop sessions with both small and large groups, to being a guest mentor at CEO and CxO roundtables.

Julia's expertise is in leadership, safe, healthy, and respectful workplace cultures, diversity and inclusion, governance and risk and issues management. Julia is currently undertaking her PhD at Deakin University regarding workplace culture, and has a new book in the

Julia Banks brings a unique and broad experience to her work - and is an experienced executive corporate board director, non-executive director, advisory board member who has worked with global companies and Australian organisations across industry and government sectors. Julia has held senior executive director roles in corporate affairs and as general counsel and company secretary and served as a former federal government and independent MP.

Julia's bestselling book "PowerPlay, breaking through bias barriers and boys' clubs" received excellent reviews and was nominated in the 2022 Australian Book Industry Awards - it is a resource guide for those aspiring to leadership positions and part memoir, Julia also regularly authors opinion pieces which have been published in The Age, Sydney Morning Herald, The Saturday Paper & The New Daily, and has appeared in radio and television, and mainstream media interviews regarding current affairs.

Julia Banks graduated in Arts and Law from Monash University in Melbourne Australia, is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Fellow of the Australian Governance Institute.