Julia Johnston

VP Corporate Practice Lead, National Public Relations

Ms. Johnston is the Co-Founder of Toronto-based What’s Next Lab, a company that helps executives think about what’s next for their businesses. Prior to this, Ms. Johnston was Vice-President and Practice Lead with National Public Relations Inc., the largest communications firm in Canada.

In 2007, Ms. Johnston co-founded and was the Chief Executive Officer of mEgo Inc., a software development company based in California. Prior to this Ms. Johnston was Senior Vice-President Business Development of PCCW Inc., the dominant telecommunications company in Hong Kong, where her focus was on business and strategy development, investor and government relations and mergers and acquisitions. Ms. Johnston holds a Bachelor of Arts (Economics) from Princeton University and a Bachelor of Law from the University of Toronto. She articled with the law firm McCarthy Tetrault LLP and was called to the Bar of Ontario in 1999.