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Julie Harding

Board Mentor


Julie was HR Director for the Co-operative Bank between 2013 and 2016. She has 35 years’ experience in the finance sector, the majority of this with HSBC working internationally as HR Director in Australia, Brazil and the UK. Leading change has been the constant across these roles, including the establishment of a new retail bank in Australia and the acquisition of a local bank in Brazil. 
Julie’s areas of expertise include culture, people risk, change management, strategy and ethics. She is passionate about diversity in all its forms and was a founding member of Creating Inclusive Cultures in the North-West, which is a collaboration of companies.
She studied Physiotherapy and graduated from Sydney University, and is a Chartered Member of the Australian HR Institute. In 2018 Julie was appointed as a Trustee of the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability.