Mrs Julia Upton MBE

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Director
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Julia is a Board Director of the Business Leaders Partnership, a member of MK Gallery’s Steering Group for the capital fundraising for the gallery’s expansion.

Julia is a Board Director of the Business Leaders Partnership, a member of MK Gallery’s Steering Group for the capital fundraising for the gallery’s expansion.

and a Trustee of:

  • MK YMCA
  • The Cenotaph Trust (MK Rose)
  • Wavendon Allmusic Plan (The Stables Theatre)

Previously Julia was Chief Executive of the MK Community Foundation, where her strategic role included developing philanthropy, community engagement, leadership and partnership and opportunities for expanding and developing the Foundation’s property portfolio.

Julia was a Trustee and Vice Chair of UK Community Foundations (UKCF) and continued to work closely with them to develop Community Foundations in the UK. She chaired UKCF’s Quality Accreditation Committee, which developed the ‘Quality Mark’ for all Community Foundations. She was a lead member of the UKCF’s Steering Group which created Vital Signs research, which identifies the successes and issues in communities.

Originally from Somerset, Julia worked in education near Bath then London prior to moving to Milton Keynes. Working in some of the most deprived communities influenced her decision to work in the voluntary sector, to develop philanthropy to bring about change. 

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Mrs Julia Upton MBE