New Head at MU welcomed

The Leadership Team and Trustees of Mothers’ Union in the new Diocese of West Yorkshire and the Dales have welcomed the announcement that Mrs Beverley Jullien is to be the new Chief Executive of Mothers’ Union worldwide.

Mrs Jullien has had a successful career in both the corporate and education sectors and been at the vanguard of women’s representation at senior board level, including leading the merger of Astra and Zeneca in the UK in 2000 and a period serving as Vice-President [for AstraZenecca.] 

Beverley Jullien said “I’m delighted to be joining Mothers' Union. This offers a wonderful opportunity to apply the skills and experience I’ve gained in my career to a new role in the not for profit sector.

“I’m excited to be joining a worldwide organisation of over four million members, men and women working together to support families through fighting poverty and injustice and tackling family issues.”


As well as her global experience in the pharmaceutical industry, Mrs Jullien’s previous roles have included a Pro-Vice Chancellorship at London South Bank University. Mrs Jullien also brings her extensive understanding and experience of the not for profit sector: she set up a unique service for the British Olympic Association for the 2012 London Games to help professionalise Sports Governing Bodies; she has served on the Open University International Advisory Board, and volunteers regularly in local community outreach and fundraising.

 Mrs Jullien and her family are active members of their local Anglican church and she is proud to be continuing a long tradition of membership of Mothers’ Union.

Cynthia Osborne, Joint Diocesan MU president here said: “As Mothers’ Union develops here in West Yorkshire and the Dales, there will be a need to call upon the expertise and skills of all the staff at Mary Sumner House including our new Chief Exec.

“And we do of course, offer Mrs Jullien our prayers, loyalty and support,” she added.





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