Julian is a Senior Advisor for The Carlyle Group (NASDAQ: CG). He is focused on the defence, aerospace and government industries in Europe.
As a Carlyle representative, Julian serves as Deputy Chairman of Exensor Technology Ltd. and as Non-Executive Director of Clarion Defence Ltd. He is also a Senior Advisor to the Boards of Morgan Advanced Materials Plc (LON: MGAM), Exensor AB, DSM Ltd., Hacking Team srl, Blueway Ltd. and Greenmantle Ltd.
Prior to joining Carlyle in 2001, he served on the Boards of Racal Defence Electronics Ltd, Racal-Thompson Networks Ltd and Thales International. During his time with Westland Helicopters Ltd., he led the successful APACHE campaign to win the UK MoD Attack Helicopter programme.
Julian served in the British Army from 1968 to 1993. He was commissioned into the Royal Anglican Regiment and commanded his Regiment on operations in Northern Ireland. He also commanded the 33 Armoured Brigade and was Chief of Staff of the 2nd Division prior to a career in the aerospace and defense industry.
Julian graduated from Trinity College, Dublin University and later attended the United Kingdom Higher Command and Staff College. He was appointed an MBE in 1980 for work in connection with US/UK special operations.