Vice Chair (Diversity Champion)
Julie Kapsalis has worked in economic development for the past 15 years with a particular focus on enterprise, skills and social inclusion. She served as an advisor to the UK Government's task force on women's enterprise and has recently contributed to the Rose Review of Female Entrepreneurship.
She is a Board Member at Gatwick Diamond Business and the Institute of Economic Development and also chairs the Chichester Chamber of Commerce & Industry.
Julie worked as director of business programmes at the South East England Development Agency (SEEDA), managing a portfolio of contracts including Business Link and Finance South East. Prior to this she has a background in consumer marketing and PR working for clients including Scottish Courage and Procter & Gamble.
In 2012, the mother-of-two fulfilled a long-held ambition to work on the London 2012 Olympics and managed a major legacy programme to encourage volunteering and community engagement in sport. She was most recently appointed Managing Director at CCG (Chichester College Group) – overseeing a portfolio of commercial businesses including an Examination Board, chain of childcare nurseries, commercial training and international education.
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