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Julia Newton-Howes

CEO of CARE Australia
Julia Newton-Howes

Dr Julia Newton-Howes has been CEO of CARE Australia since 2007 and has spent the last five years ensuring that gender equality and women’s empowerment are central to CARE’s programs. She has emphasised the importance of measuring the impact of CARE’s work, on improving systems to ensure effective use of funds and on increasing understanding amongst Australians of the importance of supporting women to overcome global poverty.

Julia is on the board of CARE International and is Vice President of the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID). Prior to joining CARE Australia, she was Assistant Director General at AusAID. She held numerous positions with AusAID, including as Counselor (Development Cooperation) in Vietnam and was an advisor for two years to Australia’s Executive Director to the World Bank, based in Washington DC. Julia was born in India, spent her early life in Zimbabwe, leaving to attend Imperial College at London University, where she obtained a bachelor degree and PhD in science.