Assistant Chief Officer Julie Gill
During her time in that role, Julie led on the strategic transformation and organisational design of the council, following its inception in 2009. Projects included two major retail schemes in Chester and Northwich, totalling £500m, and implementing a new strategy that delivered over £18m of annual savings. This strategy transformed the council’s approach to demand, supplier and contract management.
Julie is no stranger to police organisations, having spent four years at Merseyside Police as director of resources. During this time she was collectively responsible for the strategic leadership of the Force, covering a budget of £360m and 7,000 employees. She also worked with the Cabinet Office and Home Office on its working group, looking at the shared services model for policing in the UK.
Elsewhere, Julie spent 18 months as director of central services at Stoke-on-Trent City Council, 12 months as deputy director of finance and IT services at the Places For People Group, two years as director of finance and corporate services at Halton College and five years as deputy director of finance at Liverpool John Moores University.
She has also chaired the finance and human resources committee of the Knowsley Housing Trust, on a voluntary basis.
Julie lives in St Helens in Merseyside and has three grown up children. When she isn’t at work Julie likes to spend her time walking and cycling in North Wales with her family who are keen anglers. Julie prefers to watch rather than participate in the fishing but does enjoy cooking the catch of the day.