Julie served as Australia’s Minister for Foreign Affairs from 2013 until her resignation in 2018. She was the first female to hold the role as well as the first female Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party, serving for 11 years. In a political career spanning over 20 years, Julie also served as Minister for Education, Science and Training, Minister for Women’s Issues and Minister for Ageing.
Prior to entering politics, Ms Bishop was Managing Partner of the law firmClayton Utz in Perth. Julie is the Chancellor of Australian National University, Chair of Telethon Kids Institute, a member of various international advisory boards and Patron of Shooting Stars – an education programme for young Aboriginal girls.
In 2020 Julie was awarded a Fisher Family Fellowship for the Future of Diplomacy Project at Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Centre for Science and International Affairs and in 2021 she was awarded the Kissinger Fellowship at The McCain Institute of International Leadership at Arizona State University. Julie has also established a boutique advisory firm, Julie Bishop and Partners.