Julie Ellis has been in the aviation industry for over 22 years. Her career started in the Communications department of aircraft manufacturer ATR in Toulouse before she moved to the UK. There, she became an aircraft spares broker with AJ Walter Aviation Ltd looking after a customer base of French airlines and dealing with AOGs. In 2000, Julie joined Air Partner plc as a Private Jet broker, which remained her speciality for the following 20 years. Within that time, Julie developed a loyal customer base and got involved in a wide variety of missions including helicopter flights, medical repatriations, Royal flights and roadshows. She enjoyed training and mentoring new brokers and was also a key member of the JetCard team from its inception. Julie joined the Air Charter Association in 2022 and is looking forward to developing its Training division further. Outside of work, Julie enjoys reading, singing, walking with her husband and two daughters and exploring yoga and Sophrology – of which she is a qualified practitioner.