Julia Grant

Executive Director of Policy and Urban Water Division – Department for Water (SA)

With 13 years in public policy Julia has developed a wealth of experience in formulating government responses to policy challenges in the water and climate change portfolios.
Julia was a policy adviser to SA Premier Mike Rann for 5 ½ years and facilitated the passage of Australia’s first climate change legislation.  She then moved to the SA Department of the Premier and Cabinet and was responsible for negotiating and implementing 20 agreements with Industry and Local Government to address climate change challenges.  She is currently responsible for leading the development of government policy solutions to ensure South Australia’s long term water security to meet the State’s economic, environmental and social needs.