Julie Verhaar is a global executive non-profit advisor with over 20 years' experience driving successful business and fundraising operations within International Non-Governmental Organisations (INGOs). She supports and facilitates the leadership of organisations and United Nations agencies in their organisational development and journey to sustainability, transformational change, and global expansion.
Most recently, she was the Acting Secretary-General for the International Secretariat of Amnesty International, leading the organisation and the implementation of a cultural change initiative which included the creation of a Racial Equality, Diversity & Inclusion initiative. A comprehensive mental health and well-being programme for all staff was implemented and enhanced because of the Covid-19 pandemic. She has also served in Amnesty International as the Deputy Secretary-General and Senior Director Global Fundraising & Engagement.
Before joining Amnesty International, Julie was in senior leadership positions with UN Children Fund, Greenpeace International and the Netherlands Red Cross. Julie has been a member of the supervisory board of the Dr. Denis Mukwege Foundation since 2016.