Julia Simpson

CEO and President of the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC)

Julia Simpson is President and CEO of the World Travel and Tourism Council. She spent 14 years in the aviation industry on the Board of British Airways and Iberia and as Chief of Staff of International Airlines Group. Prior to joining British Airways, Julia was a senior adviser to the UK Prime Minister. She has held a number of key positions in UK government and the public sector, including Director at the Home Office and the Department for Education and Employment; Deputy Chief Executive in the London Borough of Camden; and Head of Communications at the Communication Workers Union. Julia is currently a member of the Board of the London Chamber of Commerce. Julia believes in the power of travel to transform lives, grow economies and protect the planet and its people.

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