Julie Pierce

Director of Openness, Data & Digital;

Science; & Wales at Food Standards Agency

Julie champions the use of modern digital approaches and technologies both within government and across the whole food system while also pushing for modern, data-enabled approaches to Food Standards Agency research. Julie is a member of the FSA Executive and is the Director with oversight responsibility for the FSA in Wales, having previously been the CIO at Defra. She spent much of her earlier career in the private sector implementing technology-enabled change programmes as a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers in financial services, pharmaceuticals, defence as well as central government, both in the UK and mainland Europe.