Mobile for Development Blog Authors

Julia Burchell

Insights Director & Lead on National Dialogues

Connected Society

Julia is the global lead on the GSMA National Dialogue initiative, which convenes mobile industry leadership and senior policymakers to identify how closer public-private collaboration at a national level can help progress towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Julia has been with the GSMA for eight years, driving innovation projects that aim to achieve both commercial and social impact at scale. She specialised in gender and mobile before leading research into mobile value added services and industry partnerships. Julia has a strong background in corporate communications, having previously represented organisations across the telecommunications, utilities, accountancy and law industries. She holds a first class BA in English from the University of Nottingham and an MA in Writing from Goldsmiths University.