Community Panel member

Appointed December 2017

Julian spent his early years in Hobart and, following university, worked first as a cadet journalist in the print media, before starting a 28 year association with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation as a radio and television journalist.

After leaving the ABC, he worked several years in marketing with the Australian branch of an international company, before joining a diverse team researching methodologies of bringing affordable business to business (B2B) technologies to the small to medium enterprise (SME) sector.

Soon after, a lifetime passion for design re-asserted itself, and he studied architecture at the University of Tasmania.

Julian has travelled widely, and has spent long periods in France over a period of 40 years.  He is an active member of Alliance Francaise, and also speaks German and Italian.  Living in Launceston since 1968, he was associated with the RSPCA and served more than 20 years as a board member.  He has also been involved in supporting the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra through the concert subscribers association.

In recent years, Julian has worked with a Launceston based company dealing nationally and internationally in testing to technical standards, and in researching and writing new standards.

Julian is a keen cyclist, riding everything from a folding cycle, a mountain bike, a tandem with his wife Margaret, and for longer journeys, a BMW touring motorbike. He is also a collector of classic French cars.  At home, a lifetime love of music is reinforced through having a restored historic pipe organ in the house.