Julie Baddeley

Chair of Chapter Zero

Julie Baddeley has served on the boards of major organisations in the public and private sectors for more than 20 years. She is Remuneration Committee Chair at Ebiquity plc, Senior Independent Director of Marshall of Cambridge, and was Chair of global recruitment company Harvey Nash plc. She is also Co-director of the Centre for Climate Engagement, at Hughes Hall, University of Cambridge, where she spearheads the work to bring climate insights from the academics and other experts to the non-executive community.

Before embarking on a portfolio career, she was executive director at Woolwich plc, and has been on the boards of Greggs plc, The BOC Group, Yorkshire Building Society, lottery operator Camelot, Chrysalis VCT plc and the Department of Health. Her background was in change management consulting with Accenture, and she regards delivering a zero carbon economy as the biggest change challenge for business in her lifetime.

Julie is the Chair of Chapter Zero, a network for non-executive directors that enables its members to discuss the risks and opportunities of climate change in the boardroom and support the delivery of net zero plans with their businesses.  Chapter Zero in the UK has more than 1,500 members representing almost 60% of FSTE 100 companies as well as other listed and private sector firms.  She also sits on the Governing Board of the global Climate Governance Initiative, which has Chapters all over the world and operates under the auspices of the World Economic Forum.