Jules is the Civil Society Engagement Adviser at ACMC where she contributes to the advancement of national capabilities to prevent, prepare for and respond more effectively to humanitarian crises through enhancing civil-military-police engagement. An executive with over 25 years of international experience in humanitarian contexts, Jules arrived in Canberra in 2021 from Switzerland where she was based for nearly 10 years working with organizations including World Vision, Medair, and the Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS) Alliance.
During her extensive career with World Vision, she became a leading authority on civil-military-police relations. By developing strong relations with UN, NATO and other armed forces, Jules pioneered joint-training relationships and developed operational guidelines that have had a major influence across the humanitarian and military sectors.
As Director for Humanitarian and Emergency Affairs, World Vision USA, she has held key operational roles in some of the most difficult and challenging contexts in East & Southern Africa, the Middle East, Eastern Europe and the Asian Tsunami Response. She later served as the Head of Innovative Partnerships in Australia.
Immediately prior to joining the ACMC, she worked for the CHS Alliance where she oversaw program development and management, partnership building, and fundraising efforts in support of Accountability to Affected People (AAP), Prevention of Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Harassment (PSEAH), and People Management.
Jules’ global outlook and deep cultural sensitivity stems from work & travel in over 65 countries. She has a Master of Arts degree in International Communications and Development from American University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Relations from Pepperdine University.