Julia Westland co-leads Spencer Stuart’s Data & Analytics Practice and is a member of the firm’s Technology Officer, Technology, Media & Telecommunications and Industrial practices. She focuses her client work on chief information and technology officer roles as well as data and analytics executives, placing them in leading organisations across the globe. She also recruits CEOs to lead data businesses. Julia works across sectors, including industrial, financial services, private equity, media, telecommunications, technology and consumer. She has more than a decade of experience in the design and delivery of technology transformations and is the founder of UK-based tech startup HotPostcode.
Hands-on experience in data, digital, IT and tech startups
Prior to joining Spencer Stuart, Julia was the global manager of the big data and advanced analytics business of The Boston Consulting Group. During her tenure, she helped more than 200 clients across industries and around the world establish and refine their data agenda.
Julia has been an advisory board member of the business analytics master’s degree program at Imperial College Business School since 2014. Julia has published several articles and studies on tech and data, and presented at leading tech events such as London FinTech Week.
Previously, Julia spent six years in Accenture’s IT strategy practice, where she created operating models, mobilized change programs and streamlined technology in order to connect IT and business strategy for retail, telecommunications, banking and government organizations.
Julia began her career in the quantitative strategies, risk and analytics department of The World Bank, where she worked with a range of international organisations and countries.
Julia holds a Master of Science in information systems technology and a Bachelor of Business Administration in international business and information systems from The George Washington University. Julia was a Fulbright scholar to Morocco in 2004.