Julian has over 25 years’ experience in philanthropy as a development professional working in several European and Asian countries at the highest level with major institutions. He started working life as a banker in London and since 1994 has been a professional fundraiser. He worked in the cultural sector for the British Museum and the Southbank Centre in the UK before moving to Hong Kong where Julian set up and ran the Development team of the world’s largest cultural development project in Hong Kong and was the first Development Director of the Canada International School of Hong Kong, where he inaugurated CDNIS's first annual fund, which in its first year raised HK$16.4m. Since returning to the UK he has lead fundraising at a major international educational charity and a top London girls’ school. Julian has a great deal of international experience having had clients in 13 different countries, including Universities in Hong-Kong, Singapore, Korea, France, Russia and UK; schools in Beijing and Delhi and an NGO in the Philippines. He also lectures on major gift fundraising and has given seminars worldwide.