Julie has been involved in motorsport from the age of about seven when she remembers attending a race with her parents to support her Uncle in his racing. Weekends were spent with her Dad travelling to various circuits to help her Uncle, Julie from early on was in charge of cleaning and polishing the bodywork.
This instilled in her, a love of motor racing that is still with her today.
Julie trained as a secretary and held various jobs, moving around the country with Darryl as he changed to various teams when he was headhunted. Lotus, Brabham, Footwork, Stewart GP, Jaguar and finally Red Bull. When Darryl moved to Buckinghamshire Julie found work with her local Conservative office working for George Walden MP, who announced his retirement just after she started, (she insists it was nothing to do with her). That is when John Bercow entered her life, she was at his selection meeting, the night he was first elected and all subsequent elections, right through to his final day in Parliament, Julie was there. When John became Speaker of the House of Commons he very kindly allowed us to use Speakers House for afternoon tea, not once but twice, a great privilege.
This is Julie’s second time on the Committee, serving ten years first time round, so was involved in the organisation of several Balls and Celebrations the Club has held. When we had the suite at Silverstone she maintained it, kept it well stocked, clean and welcoming to Members and guests.