B.A, DipEd, Assoc MAPS (Appointed October 2004)
Julie Heraghty joined the Macular Disease Foundation Australia as Chief Executive Officer in 2004. Under Julie's leadership the Foundation has evolved into a robust organisation serving the needs of the macular disease community. The activities of the Foundation over this time have resulted in Australia becoming a world leader in awareness of macular degeneration.
Prior to joining the Foundation, Julie spent over seven years as a Policy Advisor to NSW State Ministers, and also served as a director and manager in major government departments. She has served in local government as Deputy Mayor and worked voluntarily for many charitable causes. Julie's career began as a secondary school teacher and she is also a registered psychologist.
In 2013 Julie was awarded the Harvard Club of Australia Nonprofit Fellowship to attend the course Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management at the Harvard Business School. The prestigious fellowship was a personal honour for Julie and supported the continued growth and development of the Foundation.