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Julie Maxton

Dr Julie Maxton CBE

Dr Julie Maxton CBE


Dr Julie Maxton CBE is the Executive Director of the Royal Society, the first woman in 350 years to hold the post. Before taking up her position at the Royal Society in 2011 Julie was Registrar at the University of Oxford, the first woman in 550 years in the role.

She is an Honorary Fellow of University College Oxford, a Bencher of the Middle Temple, a Freeman of the Goldsmith’s Company, and a Board member of Engineering UK, the Charities Aid Foundation, Haberdasher Aske’s School and of the International Advisory Board of the Blavatnik School of Governance at Oxford University.

Originally trained as a barrister at the Middle Temple, Julie combined a career as a practising lawyer with that of an academic, holding a number of senior academic positions, including those of Deputy Vice Chancellor, Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. She is the author of numerous articles concerned with trusts, equity, commercial and property law.


Remuneration CommitteeJanuary 2018 - December 2021Ex-Officio
Primers Steering GroupJanuary 2016 - Member
Science Policy Expert Advisory CommitteeJanuary 2015 - October 2024Ex-Officio
Science Policy Expert Advisory CommitteeJanuary 2011 - Ex-Officio
Remuneration CommitteeDecember 2010 - May 2013In attendance
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