Julian Widdup is an economist and company director with over 20 years broad experience across a range of industries.  Julian was an executive director and shareholder of Palisade Investment Partners Limited and previously a co-owner of Access Capital Advisers.  Julian has worked as a consultant with Access Economics and Towers Perrin (now Willis Towers Watson) and with the Australian Government at the Australian Bureau of Statistics and the Insurance & Superannuation Commission (now the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority).

Julian is an experienced company director having served on the boards of major listed and international companies, which enables him to draw on a broad range of industry experience and corporate knowledge. He has worked for various industries in the Asia Pacific including aviation, agriculture and timberland, health, tertiary education, financial services and superannuation, electricity and utility markets, information technology, defence and government services. Julian has also advised on corporate strategy, risk assessment and management, commercial approaches, business development, delivery strategies, economic regulation and public policy.

Julian is a fully qualified actuary, a Fellow of the Institute of Company Directors and holds a Bachelor of Economics from the Australian National University.