Julia Pye

Julia Pye was born in Palmerston North and raised in Adelaide, before coming home to NZ where she graduated from the University of Auckland with a degree in Chemical Engineering.

Julia has worked in the food and beverage (mostly brewing) industry for over 20 years. She started out in engineering then gained experience in a variety of areas including packaging, brewing, product development, process optimisation and operations management.

Julia was the Brewery Manager at Speight's from 2012 to 2016, throughout the $40 million brewery redevelopment. She is very passionate about health and safety, and has strong skills in people management, strategic planning and continuous improvement.

Julia is now pursuing an interest in social enterprise in Dunedin and is undergoing graduate studies in ICT in order to support this goal.