EVP / Commercial Director Walker Productions & Walker Books
As EVP and Commercial Director of Walker Productions and Walker Books, Julia is responsible for building new business and global opportunities for the Group Rights and Development Division across licensing, digital, publishing and TV production. Julia oversees all Walker UK licensing activity across brands including Guess How Much I Love You, Maisy, Tilly and Friends, We’re Going on a Bear Hunt and Alice in Wonderland and works closely with the global publishing team for the media tie-in imprints Walker Entertainment and Candlewick Entertainment.
Julia also works alongside Walker Productions MD, Helen McAleer, to develop and co-produce television for children. Co-produced projects include Hank Zipzer for CBBC, Tilly and Friends for CBeebies, Fleabag Monkeyface for CITV and We’re Going on a Bear Hunt, currently in production for Channel 4. Julia is an Executive Producer on Tilly and Friends, Hank Zipzer and We’re Going on a Bear Hunt.
Prior to working at Walker Books, Julia worked at the BBC for 12 years in a number of different senior roles; Head of Publishing EMEIA, Children’s DVD Publisher, Head of International Licensing and, finally, as the Children’s Commercial Director.