Julia Hampshire is the Director of Human Resources for the Faculty of Science at the University of Melbourne with a client group consisting of over 1500 academic and professional employees. Julia has 35 years of leadership experience spanning a diverse range of global organisations across retail, manufacturing, engineering, finance and higher education. She has a deep understanding of strategic, operational and cultural HR leadership particularly during major organisational change encompassing M&A, divestment and organic growth and is a passionate exponent of the criticality of engaging people in driving innovation and creativity.  Julia’s love of ballet started at an early age, she danced until her mid-teens and remains devoted to classical ballet although with many multi-instrumental musicians in her family her tastes have become very eclectic over the years!

Julia is Chair of the Talent, Performance and Culture Committee.