Julia has twenty years experience as a chartered surveyor, agricultural valuer and land agent, and . has worked with estates and farmers across the north of England to assist in the establishment of stewardship agreements and other legal issues.
Since February 2012 Julia has been Chair of the Foundation for Common Land.
‘Man’s relationship with the environment is critical to our spiritual wellbeing, because we are part of the landscape, we are a species. Often we see ourselves as separate, but being connected is so important.
Most of the uplands are farmed, and therefore if we want to work towards a sustainable future, we must work through the people who are working the land. For me, the cultural landscape – there is nothing natural about England, it is created and maintained by farmers, and where there’s forests, by foresters – is really important.'