Dr. Julie Cafley is an accomplished leader and academic with expertise in higher education leadership and governance. Before joining NDRIO, she worked as Executive Vice-President at the Public Policy Forum. Julie built bridges and enhanced the profile and visibility of the PPF while directing its communications, external partnerships, membership and learning teams. In her previous role as Chief of Staff to two presidents at the University of Ottawa, Julie worked closely with the senior executive team to develop and advance strategic initiatives. Julie holds a PhD in education leadership from the University of Ottawa. Her thesis focused on higher education leadership and governance through the lens of unfinished terms of Canadian university presidents. Julie is an active community leader and a tireless champion for diversity initiatives.