13-16 Nov 2023 - ICC, Sydney

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Julie Wills

Head of Sustainability, Downer

Julie joined Downer in 2010 as General Manager Zero Harm for the former Works division’s Australian operations.  This role was expanded to cover the former Infrastructure division’s international operations in 2013.  Both of these divisions included Rail Infrastructure construction and maintenance.  In 2015 Julie was appointed to lead Downer Group’s Zero Harm function and in 2021 this was expanded to the Sustainability function.  These roles include functional leadership of safety, including rail safety and sustainability, in Downer’s rollingstock and rail infrastructure divisions and as a stakeholder in its Keolis Downer joint venture.

Prior to Downer, Julie’s rail experience includes safety functional leadership roles within the NSW State Rail Authority and RailCorp between 2000 and 2006.

Julie is a highly experienced professional and has led safety functions in various high risk industries. Her background includes rail, transport, law enforcement, mining, and heavy manufacture. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Safety as well as a Master of Engineering Science in Manufacturing Engineering and Management.

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