Julia Brown

Julia Brown, Sector Portfolio Director, High Value Manufacturing and Health, Scottish Enterprise


Julia is responsible for setting and delivering Scottish Enterprise's strategies for sectors involved in the manufacture of high value products which include life and chemical sciences; aerospace; defence; marine and security to support the economic growth and development of these sectors in Scotland. In addition, she is responsible for supporting industry engagement on Health and Social Care opportunities in Scotland. Julia is currently a Board member of Knowledge Transfer Network.


Following a career managing non clinical and clinical programmes for a range of biopharmaceutical companies (including Syntex; Roche and PPL Therapeutics), she co-founded a CRO (Pleiad) that successfully expanded its operations into the US to support medical device and biopharma companies.  In her role as Director of Programmes for the publicly funded ITI Scotland, she was responsible for commissioning and directing a wide range of research programmes with academic and commercial groups.  Julia is interested in supporting the successful commercialisation of the academic research base and has been a Director of the Genomia Fund, a member of the Board of Directors of the James Hutton Institute and Mylnefield Research Services.