Managing Director, Gaia Innovation Ltd
Julia Muir is the MD of Gaia Innovation Ltd, and has over 25 years experience in automotive retailing and manufacturing, with roles in Quality, HR, Dealer Training, Recruitment, Sales, Marketing, Product Development, Brand and Advertising. She has worked in the UK, Germany and Spain.
She has a Business Studies degree and a Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Development, and specialises in developing “futured” talent pipeline strategies for automotive employers, and advising young people about the skills required for the “4th Industrial Revolution”
She designs relationship marketing programmes and scouts for talented young people through providing careers strategies to schools, collaborating with education and careers charities, and organising employer interaction events at local and national levels such as inspirational speeches, career networking sessions, employer open days and work experience programmes.
Julia is an expert in creating a great customer and employee experience, and teaches on the masters degree programmes at the Loughborough University School of Business and Economics Centre for Automotive Management.
She is the Founder of the UK Automotive 30% Club, a group of progressive CEOs and MDs who are actively working to close the gender gap in the industry, and she specialises in inspiring girls to join male dominated sectors. She is also a Vice President of the Automotive Fellowship International.
Julia is a volunteer speaker for the Speakers for Schools charity, an Enterprise Adviser for the government’s Careers and Enterprise programme and is a supporter of the Inspiring Women campaign.