Julie Polzerova took up her post as Executive Director for Africa Educational Trust following three years leading a child-focused charity in Kenya and Thailand. Her career has been rooted in the voluntary sector, most recently developing children’s homes and education centres to help children from deprived communities. Julie holds a Msc. in Voluntary Sector Organisation from the London School of Economics and a MBA and post-graduate certificate in Development Management from the Open University. In addition to wide ranging management experience in the voluntary sector, Julie has valuable experience in fundraising, governance and strategy development having worked in this capacity for the Royal National Institute of Blind People for over ten years.
Julie understands the importance of leadership and is committed to delivering the vision of AET to tackle poverty and build peace in Africa through education.