Ms Julie Martin
Having started out as a scientist in the Defence Research Agency, Julie quickly moved into technical and project management, working closely with military customers to develop and implement advanced technologies for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance. She joined Thales in 2002 as a bid and project manager and has since worked with a wide range of customers across a number of business domains within the company, covering air, land and maritime as well as national security. In 2013 Julie took the lead for a Thales business specialising in delivering niche communication solutions for submarines, with a broad portfolio of customers across the world. This role provided valuable business experience and fed Julie’s interest in submarines and in 2017 she took the lead for capturing Thales’s Dreadnought contracts.
In April 2021, Julie was appointed the Thales Naval Key Account Manager, a role that requires her to liaise closely with the Royal Navy, understanding their needs and being the voice of the Customer within Thales, as well as providing a first point of contact for customers in this domain.