Julie Orton

Julie is Head of the EMEA Technology Services Management office at BNY Mellon.

The team provides regional management and oversight of technology risk, strategy, process and control. It works with colleagues locally and globally.

Prior to this, Julie also managed the technology procurement team, responsible for the internal technology request process, from request to fulfilment. Her team enhanced the services, improving the request interface, and automating workflows to improve the time taken to fulfil requests. In addition, she has led the cost planning on many large technology projects, including data centre migrations, as well as standardising internal chargeback methodologies globally.

Julie’s career before BNY Mellon was varied. She initially worked in hospitality before joining a Mac peripheral reseller, where she was given the opportunity to get involved in the rollout of accounting software (AccPac) and realised she had an affinity to both finance and technology. ACCA home study, part-time finance roles, and a family later, she joined Getty Images, and was part of the team that successfully transitioned the manual photographer royalty payments to a computerised system.

She then joined the BNY Mellon technology infrastructure team, working part time in the procurement and network billing team before returning to work full time.  For the last seven years she has been Head of the EMEA Technology Services Management office.

She has been co-chair of BNY Mellon’s internal network, EMEA Women In Technology (WIT), for three years. Julie champions gender diversity: driving the WIT agenda, raising awareness of the importance of diversity in technology and enabling open conversation and discussion. She was involved in the creation of WIT groups in Poland and Ireland.  As well as being involved in internal events and programmes, such as CV workshops, coding workshop and panel events, she has volunteered her time for external events, such as the Apps for Good Innovation awards and the Girls in Tech Catalyst, as well as mentoring local school children with the Girls Network. She is now beginning to explore ways to support those that have had a career break to return to technology careers.