Julie Heraghty, the former long serving Chief Executive Officer of Macular Disease Foundation Australia, has joined the Board of Essilor Vision Foundation.
Under Ms. Heraghty’s leadership, the Foundation evolved into a robust organisation serving the needs of the macular disease community. The Foundation’s activities resulted in Australia becoming a world leader in awareness of macular degeneration.
Prior to joining the Foundation, Ms. Heraghty spent over seven years as a Policy Advisor to NSW State Ministers, and also served as a director and manager in major government departments. She has served in local government as Deputy Mayor and worked voluntarily for many charitable causes. Her career began as a secondary school teacher and she is also a registered psychologist.
In 2013 Julie was awarded the Harvard Club of Australia Nonprofit Fellowship to attend the course Strategic Perspectives in Non-profit Management at the Harvard Business School. The prestigious fellowship was a personal honour for Ms. Heraghty.