Julia Veall

My career in IT started after a last-minute University career change from teaching to IT where I was one of a handful of women amongst a cohort of men.

Since then I have worked in a number of roles in Service Delivery and Service Management but over the last 15+ years I have found a passion for Asset Management, which has traditionally been an underrated role within Organisations. During my time at Vodafone I have developed my role and built a diverse, multi-national Centre of Excellence for Software Asset Management which provides support and services to other countries within the Vodafone group. As an original Trustee for the ITAM Forum and continuing member, I share and gain knowledge and experience from others in this Industry. I have spoken at both UK and overseas events as an ‘expert’ in my field and am happy to share my mistakes, insights and thoughts on the future.

Within Vodafone, I have mentored both external students, through a business buddy scheme to prepare them for life beyond school and apprentices to support them in their career journey.

Outside work, I am passionate about empowering girls to reach their full potential in a safe and supportive environment, embracing the world around us through diversity and inclusion and encouraging them to learn skills for their future and give back to their community. I am a qualified volunteer youth worker and a Unit Leader for both a Brownies and Guides group and last year took on the District Commissioner role where I am responsible over 40 volunteers and 150 girls.