Julian Cottee

Senior Consultant

Julian works on sustainability strategy, innovation and research projects for private sector and NGO clients. He is particularly interested in helping clients to prioritise initiatives and interventions that are systemic and impactful, and brings experience from a wide range of previous roles and types of organisation.

Julian was previously based at Saïd Business School where he was Associate Director of Programmes at the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship, and over a five year period he also worked on business sustainability issues for the University of Oxford’s Environmental Change Institute and the Smith School for Enterprise and the Environment. Prior to this he was an executive director of community-owned social enterprise Cultivate, growing and distributing ethically produced food, and co-founder and chair of Good Food Oxford, the city’s sustainable food network.

More recently, Julian has worked on various freelance projects, including designing learning materials on systemic change for business students, supporting start-ups through the EIT Food Scale-Up Academy, and advising on impact criteria and due diligence for a global social entrepreneurship challenge. He holds a BA in Human Sciences and an MSc in Environmental Policy. Outside of work he enjoys being a parent, getting outside in all weathers, and occasional adventures in linocut printing. He is a Trustee of Flo’s – the Place in the Park, an East Oxford community hub and cafe.