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Julianne B.

Julianne Barnes

Head of People and Culture


Julianne is the Head of People & Culture for Thesis globally and is responsible for leading the People strategy. This incorporates global talent acquisition, leadership development, diversity and inclusion, organizational design and cultural development, employee development, compensation and benefits, HR operations and technology, employee relations.


Her HR background is all within the Financial Services sector, having recently spent 10 years at M&G Prudential and IQEQ as their Head of HR for UK, Ireland and New York. She is passionate about technology and the pace of change and impact it has on our lives. A graduate of Manchester Metropolitan University, Julianne has an appreciation of the importance on the student experience.

Get to Know Julianne

“I am delighted to be part of a leading-edge team focused on the continued transformation of student journeys for global Higher Education. Focusing on the student experience is critical for institutions and I love being in a position to help them do so.”