Julie Romero is the first female director in the Club's history, a significant achievement. Wests has been a part of Julie's life for as long as she can remember. She is a longstanding Leagues Club member and lifelong Wests Magpies supporter who started attending games when she was 3 years old.
In 1987 when Wests Magpies relocated to Campbelltown, Julie volunteered her time as a founding Secretary of the official Western Suburbs Magpies Supporters Club. The Supporters Club raised valuable funds for the football club every year.
Julie became a Debenture Holder in January 2009 and held the role of Secretary from February 2010 to December 2012. In February 2014, Julie was elected Debenture Holder Chairperson and held that role until February 2020, when she was nominated for election to the Board of Directors. Being a Director of Wests Ashfield Leagues has been an ambition of Julie’s and the driving force behind her application for a Debenture. She has previously been the Wests Ashfield nominee on the Board of the Western Suburbs Magpies, serving a 3-year term.
Aside from Wests, Julie is passionate about her family and her career and has many other varied interests. She has a 30+ year career in the insurance industry and has worked for Australia’s largest insurer, as well as one of the largest global brokerages. She has held leadership and managerial roles and worked extensively in business development, sales and marketing, corporate governance, relationship and account management. Julie has strong business acumen and skills, including experience managing organisational P&L as well as enforcing risk management and minimisation strategies.
The ethics and values held by Julie include honesty, respect, courage and open-mindedness. Julie greatly values the work Wests does in the community and has a keen interest in diversification of income streams and sound governance to protect the Club's future and preserve its rich history and tradition.