Julie Boyd


  • Leadership development
  • Corporate governance
  • Strategy and implementation
  • Interaction between Government and Board


Julie has had extensive experience in leadership and management roles over the past 20 years through which she has developed a strong background in corporate governance, mentoring, facilitation and coaching.  She was the Mayor of Mackay City Council from 1997 to 2008 and she has managed a medical practice for 25 years.  Julie has been a Non-Executive Director and/or Chair of a broad range of organisations, including Government-Owned Corporations and national not-for-profit entities.  She has experience in the export sector as the Special Trade Representative for the Queensland Government to Japan, Republic of Korea and the Philippines and then to Africa, as well as the resources sector through her role as Chair and then General Manager of the Resource Industry Network and as Chair of a Bowen Basin committee on behalf of BHP Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA), the world’s largest producer of metallurgical coal.


  • Fellow, Australian Institute of Management
  • Fellow & Graduate, Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • Level 2 Certified Coach, Institute of Executive Coaching and Leadership
  • Accredited Practitioner, The Leadership Circle
  • Centenary Medal for service to Local Government
  • Paul Harris Fellow, Rotary
  • Registered Nurse and Midwife (Retired)


  • Chair, Reef Catchments Ltd (2016 – present)
  • Director, Real Estate Institute Queensland (2016 – present)(Chair, Remuneration Committee)
  • Director, YWCA Queensland (2015 – present)
  • Director, Central Queensland Rescue Helicopter (2012 – present)
  • Director, Australian Institute of Management (2010 – present)(Chair, Strategy and Member Development Committee)
  • Chair, MidMed Governing Board (2013-2015)
  • Chair, Mackay Area Industry Network (2009-2013)
  • Chair, Bowen Community Network Committee on behalf of BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance (2009-2013)
  • Director, Whitsunday Anglican School and Chair of Governance Committee (2008-2013)
  • Chair, Regional Arts Australia (2010-2012)
  • Chair, Mackay Regional Housing Company (2009-2012)
  • Chair, Queensland Arts Council (2009-2012) and Director (2008-2009)
  • Chair, Urban Land Development Authority (Queensland)(2007-2012)
  • Chair, Mackay Whitsunday Regional Economic Development Corporation (2008-2011)
  • Director, Museums and Galleries Services Queensland (2005-2009)
  • Director, SunWater (2000-2008)
  • Board Member, Artspace Foundation (2002-2008)
  • Director, Mackay Foundation (2003-2008)
  • Board Member, Queensland Commemorative Events and Celebrations (1998-2003)

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