Julia Balderstone

Associate Director


Julia is a strategic corporate affairs leader who has worked in a range of dynamic environments across multiple sectors.  Having worked on both sides of the fence – as a journalist and in a corporate environment – Julia understands how to improve trust and reputation through powerful communication and genuine community and stakeholder engagement. 

Julia has a strong track record in leading corporate partnerships with not-for-profit organisations and key stakeholders to deliver shared value. In her most recent corporate roles, she led integrated community strategies to deliver improved health outcomes, tackle food security, reduce waste and support disaster relief. 

With a farming background in south-west Victoria and extensive experience in the food and grocery sector, Julia also has a deep interest in sustainability, agriculture and rural and regional affairs.   


  • Head of Communications and Community Relations at Coles
  • Deputy Editor and Chief of Staff at The Weekly Times
  • National Political Editor, The Weekly Times

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