Consultant: Julie Cork 

Julie Cork’s expertise is in leadership and organisational management. Her fundamental grasp of this subject has been shaped by her early experiences as a teacher, both in Australia and England, her years in the public sector, firstly Commonwealth then Queensland, and her work as a consultant, through which she has gained intimate knowledge of organisational life across the private, public, tertiary and not-for-profit sectors. 


Master of Philosophy, University of Queensland

Bachelor of Educational Studies, University of Queensland 

Diploma of Teaching, Kedron Park Teachers College (now Queensland University of Technology)

Certificate IV in Workplace Assessment & Training, University of New England;

Graduate, Australian Institute of Company Directors

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Her long personal involvement in community organisations has also been a great teacher.  Julie has extensive experience with the introduction of major change programs particularly as they affect the more sensitive areas of HRM.  She joined the Commonwealth Government in the late 1970s during the period when the way in which organisations were managed in both the private and public sectors in this country was undergoing radical change.  She worked in areas at the heart of those management changes, predominantly human resource management areas, and spearheaded the introduction of the raft of employment equity reforms in the Commonwealth sector in Queensland.  During her time in the Commonwealth Government she also managed an Employment Office (CES Office) and led and managed major work and job restructures in this state.

In 1990, following a change of government at a state level, Julie was invited to advise in relation to the introduction of employment equity reforms in that sector.  She subsequently worked at an SES level in the state government in organisational change, policy development (Management & HRM) and consultancy areas.  She commenced her independent consultancy role in 1996. 

Julie’s clients include organisations in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors.  

She has undertaken a number of government roles including a term as Commissioner of the Crime and Misconduct Commission, Panel Member of the Legal Practices Tribunal and Chair of a Ministerial Advisory Committee.   She is currently a QCAT panel member and Police Service Review Commissioner.  The subject of Julie’s research Masters dissertation is Management Reforms in the Queensland Public Sector.