Dr Julia Newton-Howes AM has been CEO of CARE Australia since 2007. During this time she has focused on ensuring that gender equality and women’s empowerment are central to CARE’s programs, growing CARE’s revenue and ensuring effective management. Julia is on the board of CARE International, Vice-President of the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID) and is a strong advocate for effective aid. Prior to joining CARE Australia, she was Assistant Director General at AusAID. She held numerous positions with AusAID, including as Counselor (Development Cooperation) in Vietnam and was an advisor for two years to Australia’s Executive Director to the World Bank, based in Washington DC.