Julia Banks has unique leadership experience spanning a career in law, the corporate business world and as a Member of the Federal Parliament of Australia. Julia graduated in Arts and Law from Monash University, and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She worked in global companies for over twenty years, in senior executive director roles and as General Counsel. She was elected to the House of Representatives in 2016 as the only candidate to win a seat from the Opposition, resulting in the Coalition returning to government with a one-seat majority. Amidst controversy in 2018, she resigned from the Coalition Government's Liberal Party and stood as an independent MP. Julia is now the principal consultant in her own business and a public speaker in the areas of governance, workplace culture, and women in leadership. Julia lives in Melbourne with her husband and they have two children.
'Brutal and astounding. I couldn't stop reading.' - Rachel Griffiths 'Real, raw, human and forensic.' - Malcolm Turnbull 'Banks' book is funny, harrowing ... worth reading.' - Jenna Price, The Age 'Power Play is more than a takedown of some noxious men; it's a thoughtful, honest, at times forensic examination of who wields power in the workplace, and what needs to happen for women to achieve the leadership positions they deserve.' - Felicity Robinson, Primer '... to the powerful cohort who run our major organisations (and they are just about all men) ... stop the diversity box ticking and read Power Play' - Catherine Fox