Julie White was appointed Head of the Macquarie Group Foundation in 2000. The Foundation is Macquarie Group’s philanthropic arm and is one of the largest corporate benefactors in Australia.

With more than 30 years experience in both the not-for-profit and corporate sectors, she has helped build numerous business community partnerships, based on a detailed understanding of the often competing requirements of the two sectors.

Under Julie’s leadership, the Macquarie Group Foundation has expanded significantly. In the decade since her appointment the Foundation, together with Macquarie Group staff, has contributed close to $A135 million to more than 1,000 community organisations.

Julie currently serves on the Federal Government Business Schools Roundtable; Advisory Council for the Centre of Social Impact, Social Ventures Australia Consulting Advisory Board, the Womens’ Advisory Group to the National Breast and Ovarian Cancer Centre, the Eastern Territorial Board of the Salvation Army, is Chair of the Philanthropy Australia Corporate Network and sits on the Council of Knox Grammar School.

In 2008, Julie was named as one of the Australian Financial Review BOSS Magazine’s True Leaders, recognising her efforts in the not-for-profit sector in Australia. In 2009 ABC Limelight magazine named her as one of the top smart arts executives and was also a finalist in the Telstra Business Women’s Awards that year.