Julia Fawcett OBE

Chief Executive
The Lowry

Julia Fawcett is the chief executive of The Lowry, one of the largest performance and visual arts centres in the UK. Appointed in June 2002, Julia is responsible for ensuring the artistic and commercial success of the Centre. Since she joined The Lowry, visitor numbers have risen steadily – with over 820,000 people currently passing through the doors each year – making The Lowry one of the most popular visitor attractions in the North West of England.

Prior to joining The Lowry, Julia was the chief executive of Dynamic Earth Enterprises Ltd in Edinburgh, one of Scotland’s largest visitor attractions. She also spent ten years at Granada Group Plc, running a number of their commercial assets.

The University of Salford conferred an honorary doctorate on Julia in 2008 and, in 2010, she received an OBE in the New Year’s Honours List in recognition of her contribution to the arts.