25 Oct Julie Verhaar joins Daryl Upsall International as Global Executive Leadership Advisor
In this new senior role, Julie will support and facilitate the executive and board leadership of national and international non-profit organisations (INPOs) and UN agencies in their organisational development and journey to sustainability and transformational change in these unique and challenging times.
Julie will work with clients to assess internal readiness for change and growth, review their existing strategies and organisational setup, internal challenges and opportunities and provide support and advice on how to optimise their internal operations as well as their leadership and governance structures and processes.
“I am delighted to be joining Daryl Upsall International as one of the world’s leading international fundraising consultancies. Looking very much forward to work with their international network of experienced and trusted senior consultants and contributing to their extensive global consulting services.”, Julie Verhaar, Global Executive Leadership Advisor, Daryl Upsall International
With over 20 years’ experience driving successful business and fundraising operations within INPOs and UN agencies, Julie is a skilled, highly competent and experienced Chief Executive and Senior Director.
Most recently she was the Acting Secretary General for the International Secretariat of Amnesty International. She led the implementation of a cultural change initiative which included the creation of a Racial Equality, Diversity & Inclusion initiative and a comprehensive mental health & wellbeing program. Other global senior roles she held with Amnesty International were Deputy Secretary General (DSG) and Senior Director Global Fundraising & Engagement. As DSG she was, among other things, responsible for leading the downsizing process with staff and the trade union and the integration of functions and ensuring a coherence across different cultures and functional areas globally in 28 locations.
“We are thrilled to bring Julie´s deep experience to the team and support her work as an executive leadership advisor in the global non-profit sector.”, Emily Bracken, CEO Consulting at Daryl Upsall International
“Having worked with Julie for nearly 20 years and across multiple organisations, I can truly say that Julie has one of the smartest minds in the sector and is an impressive leader that can take organisations through transformational change and growth even under the most challenging circumstances.”, Daryl Upsall, President Daryl Upsall International
She is a solid, supportive, and inspiring leader, able to expertly facilitate operational transitions, and lead staff through complex change programs. Highly experienced in managing the often-complex governance relationships within and between national and international no-profit organisations. Julie is known for providing strong and transparent communications to drive impactful and mission-oriented global operations.
With a proven track record leading organisations through major organisational change and whilst revenue growth in unrestricted and restricted funding, Julie will be a valuable resource to the executive leadership and board chairs working within the non-profit, social impact and social purpose sectors.