Board of Advisors

Julie is Australia's eSafety Commissioner and is responsible for keeping Aussies safe online. Julie has spent the last 25 years as a global government affairs and corporate social responsibility professional, with a specialisation in online safety, privacy & security.

Previous to her role as Commissioner, Julie served as Director of Government Relations & Public Policy for Adobe, covering Australia & New Zealand, South East Asia, Korea and the Greater China region.

Julie spent the formative years of her career working in the U.S. Congress and in the non-profit sector in Washington, DC. She subsequently spent 17 years with Microsoft in Washington DC, Redmond, Sydney and Melbourne as one of the company's first and longest-standing government relations professionals, and ultimately drove the company’s global online safety strategy.

Julie joined Twitter in May 2014 as the head of Public Policy for Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia, where she managed a range of public policy issues including the promotion of online safety, countering violent extremism and combating child exploitation. She also built Twitter’s “Rules & Tools” for safety, managed the Company’s philanthropic initiative #TwitterforGood and conceptualized and piloted #PositionofStrength in Australia, which now serves as Twitter’s female safety and empowerment programme worldwide.

Like many working mums, Julie strives to deftly juggle an exciting and challenging career with the rearing of three young children.

Mel Darlington