Julie Boyd


  • Leadership development
  • Confidence building / Succeeding as a female leader
  • Strategic planning
  • 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, coaching, mentoring and facilitation.

She was the Mayor of Mackay City Council from 1997 to 2008 and subsequently has been a Chair and/or Non-Executive Director 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 as well as the resources sector through her role as 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.  She has also managed a medical practice for nearly 30 years.


  • Fellow & Graduate, Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • Fellow, Fellow Institute Managers and Leaders
  • Certified Coach, Institute of Executive Coaching and Leadership
  • Accredited Practitioner, The Leadership Circle
  • Registered Nurse and Midwife (Retired)


Julie has held more than 20 Non-Executive Director roles, including:

  • Chair, Natural Resource Management Regions Qld (2019 – present)
  • President, YWCA Australia (2018 – present)
  • Chair, Reef Catchments Ltd (2016 – present)
  • Deputy Chair, Real Estate Institute Queensland (2016 – present)
  • Director, YWCA Queensland (2015 – 2017)
  • Director, Central Queensland Rescue Helicopter (2012 – 2019)
  • Director, Australian Institute of Management (2010 – 2018) (Chair, Strategy & Member Development Ctee)
  • 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)
  • Chair, Queensland Arts Council (2009-2012) and Director (2008-2009)
  • Chair, Urban Land Development Authority (Qld) (2007-2012)
  • Director, SunWater (2000-2008)


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“I was fortunate to have received executive coaching from Julie given her wealth of experience in the public, private and NFP sectors.  She had an innate ability to listen into the key elements of my goals and asked inciteful questions that freed me to reframe my thinking. As a result, I started to see my potential as a leader from a whole new perspective and approached my career goals with more clarity.” 

 Senior HR Manager, Australia’s top ranked University

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