Chair, Chapter Zero
Chair of the Chapter Zero Steering Committee, Julie Baddeley has served on the boards of major organisations in the public and private sectors for more than 20 years. She was Chair of global recruitment company Harvey Nash plc until its sale in October 2018, and is Remuneration Committee Chair at Ebiquity plc, Senior Independent Director of Marshall of Cambridge, and a director of Chrysalis VCT plc. She has recently become Director of the Hughes Hall Centre for Climate Change Engagement, at the University of Cambridge.
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 and the Department of Health.
Julie is currently leading a series of initiatives with investors, scientists and advisors to help chairs and non-executive directors recognise the challenge of climate change to their businesses, and their business’ impacts on global warming. Her background was in change management consulting with Accenture, and she sees delivering a zero carbon economy as the biggest change challenge for business in her lifetime.
‘As business leaders we have a responsibility to help the world move towards a net-zero carbon economy, and to manage that transition for our companies. We formed Chapter Zero to support UK non-executives in their roles in this journey. We recognise that the UK cannot solve this problem alone. Chapter Zero is part of a global initiative under the World Economic Forum and members are leading boardroom conversations around the world.’