Julian Thomas is a public policy professional with more than 20 years’ experience.

Julian holds qualifications in areas as varied as adult education, arts, IT, law and science. He’s worked in research, policy and management roles within the Victorian Government, his own consultancy, and the commercial and not-for-profit sectors. At Urbis, Julian applies his multidisciplinary skills and broad understanding of social issues to projects spanning education and skills, health – and wellbeing, and law and justice.

A strategic and conceptual thinker, Julian leads project teams that shape and evaluate investments made in response to the most complex social problems, at the local, state and national levels. He’s led some of Urbis’ most complex national strategic reviews and evaluations, including many cross-jurisdictional initiatives.

He also helps for-purpose clients create stronger systems (including prison health systems; regional mental health models; education system performance), and better organisations (providing organisational strategy advice to the disability, community health, mental health and alcohol and other drugs sectors)

My purpose at Urbis is to help clients shape a better, fairer and more equitable world; to deliver impact with integrity.