Julia Mason is the Executive Officer at the National Stem Cell Foundation of Australia, and a non-executive director with Respect Victoria and the Traffic Accident Commission (TAC). She has a background in strategy, finance, and operations within the energy, advertising, real estate, and biotechnology industries. Ms Mason has a more than 20 year career focused on creating growth and value in both Australia and Asia. Having held senior commerce and finance positions at Sensis and BP, Ms Mason has deep business knowledge developed in key business functions. She was previously Chair of the Victorian State Emergency Services (VICSES) and One in Five, and a non-executive director with VicUrban. Ms Mason lectured in Corporate Financial Management in the Masters program with FinSia, the former Securities Institute of Australia and was a Director with Same Business Different Outcome (SBDO), a Melbourne-based private equity business.