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Julie Heraghty

Director, Quality & Innovation

Prior to joining SPA, Julie Heraghty served for 13 years as Chief Executive Officer of Macular Disease Foundation Australia. Under Julie’s leadership the Foundation evolved into a world leader in awareness of macular degeneration and a major provider of funding for research for the eye disease.

Julie’s career began as a secondary school teacher and school psychologist. Prior to joining the Foundation, Julie spent over seven years as a Policy Advisor to NSW State Ministers, and also served as a director and manager in major government departments. She has served in local government as Deputy Mayor and worked voluntarily for many charitable causes.

In 2013 Julie was awarded the Harvard Club of Australia Non-profit Fellowship to attend the Harvard Business School. Her work as a consultant to NFPs and board directorships has enabled her to make positive contributions to charitable causes.