Director of Advocacy and Communications
Julian joined International Alert in 2014. His role focuses on shaping and influencing the global policy agenda and its various institutions as they relate to international responses to fragile and conflict-affected states. Together with the rest of the Executive Team, he is responsible for shaping and coordinating our advocacy efforts. He also supports the work of our country programmes.
His background spans peace and conflict issues, international development assistance, foreign relations and international law. Before joining Alert, he worked for the Australian government aid programme (AusAID) for a number of years. Most recently he was focused on providing advisory support to conflict-affected country programmes, civil–military engagement and work with multilateral institutions relevant to peacebuilding, including the UN Security Council. He has also held positions with the Australian embassy in Kabul and the Afghanistan desk in Canberra, with NATO ISAF, as Departmental Adviser to Australia’s Deputy Foreign Minister, and in thematic areas including governance and anti-corruption, and multilateral development banks.