Julia Hodson is the Chair of the BTA. She is a retired public servant who has worked in local government and policing, where she rose to the rank of Chief Constable. Her academic qualifications LLB, M A Crime Deviance and Social Policy and a post graduate diploma in Counselling and a post graduate certificate in Visual Culture demonstrate her commitment to life long learning and breadth of interests.

Julia is a coal miner’s daughter from the East Midlands and now lives in Nottinghamshire. She volunteers at her local hospital for Macmillan and is an active member of the Newstead Abbey Partnership which seeks to preserve and promote Byron’s ancestral home.