Julia has served in then Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA), now reconstituted to Workforce Singapore (WSG) since 2003 and she has made pioneering contributions in the areas of workforce development and Continuing Education & Training (CET) through her various stints in WDA. Her experience and key competencies span across a wide spectrum of areas, including the development and implementation of enterprise capability development schemes, productivity initiatives, worker segment initiatives, policy planning, research, trainer certification, quality assurance, industry engagement, sectoral Skills Framework and Singapore Workforce Skills Qualification (WSQ) development and implementation for both services and manufacturing sectors.
Julia currently assumes the role of Assistant Chief Executive, Enterprise Development Group in which she provides strategic steer on sectoral manpower development and spearheading enterprise-centric, job redesign and sectoral data insights and initiatives to support business and workforce transformation across 30 industry sectors in collaboration with sector agencies and tripartite partners. Some key national initiatives include Industry Transformation Maps Jobs and Skills Refresh, Jobs Transformation Maps, Industry 4.0 Human Capital Initiative, Adapt & Grow (A&G), Transform & Grow (T&G), Lean Enterprise Development Scheme (LEDS), SGUnited Jobs and Skills Package, SkillsFuture Mid-Career Support Package and Stabilisation & Support Package for Covid-19 impacted sectors.
Julia holds a First Class Honours Degree in Arts with a Diploma in Education from the Nanyang Technological University / National Institute of Education, as well as a Masters in Educational Management (Honours) from the University of Western Australia. She has also completed the Advanced Management Programme at the Harvard Business School in May 2018. She sits on the Boards of Institute for Human Resource Professionals (IHRP), Singapore Productivity Centre (SGPC) and the Institute of Banking & Finance (IBF).