Julie has pioneered marine social enterprise all over Africa. She is a keen ocean adventurer, ardent marine conservationist, PADI rescue diver, avid swimmer, mountain bike enthusiast, survivor of an almost fatal cape buffalo attack and Mum to Otto.
Julie has worked in coordination with organisations such as WWF, FFI, CORDIO, IUCN, and GEF to create marine parks and initiatives along the Red Sea and Africa’s east coast. Through her marine work she has also provided technical advice to marine and entrepreneurial initiatives in Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Red Sea, Seychelles, Somalia and South Africa.
In association with CORDIO, Julie will be the main designer of the Pelorus Foundation’s Sea Check Research project, and will be fundamentally involved in processing the data collected.