Technical Services and Events Manager for the Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management (ICCM)
Julie started her professional life as an archaeologist after gaining a degree in Archaeology at the University of York.
A period as a research fellow on a project examining public policy for old cemeteries and burial grounds led her
to discover the bereavement services profession.
career change started with a job in Cardiff as a Memorial Conservation Officer, followed shortly by a change to Trainee Bereavement Services Manager.
In 1995 Julie
moved to Lewisham as Assistant Head of Bereavement Services and was awarded the Headship post in 1996.
In 1997 she moved to the post of Bereavement Services Manager in Bournemouth, during which time she also served five years on the Board of Directors of the Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management (ICCM), including a year as President.
In 2003 Julie
was awarded a Fellowship of the ICCM
in recognition of her
contribution to the review of the Charter for the Bereaved and the Education Service.
In 2008 Julie left Bournemouth to work full time for the ICCM as a Technical Services and Events Manager.
now travels the country giving training, advice and assistance to burial and cremation authorities and professionals, as well as organising events such as the Annual Conference and Exhibition
, Annual Seminar and one-day training events.