Julie Whelan
Associate Director
Julie Whelan

Stakeholder engagement and facilitation, strategic planning, research and analysis, project management

Julie delivers thoughtful research and analysis for culture sector clients, integrating emerging trends and new ideas with proven methodologies. She manages complex, multi-stakeholder projects, working collaboratively with clients for optimal results.

Julie has an extensive marketing and communications background, with assessment, research, and analysis experience in the screen, publishing, and digital media industries. In her free time, Julie also serves as a Strategic Advisor to the Montreal-based media and digital literacy organization Hands On Media Education

A skilled interviewer, writer and client liaison, she has presented at the Digital Media at the Crossroads 2016 Conference, Ontario Creates Research Showcase and Ontario Creates Digital Dialogues, TIFFNexus Women in Film, Games and New Media conference and WIFT-T’s Executive Management Program.

Prior to joining Nordicity, Julie worked in the marketing divisions of international publishing houses Penguin, Random House and HarperCollins UK. She has advised entrepreneurial media companies on business planning and growth strategies, partnerships and promotions.


  • B.A., McGill University
  • MBA, specialization in Arts and Media Management, Schulich School of Business

Nordicity is a leading international consulting firm providing private and public-sector clients with solutions for Economic Analysis, Strategy and Business, and Policy and Regulation across four priority sectors: arts, culture and heritage; digital and creative media; information and communication technologies (ICTs) and innovation; and, telecommunications and spectrum. With offices in Ottawa (HQ), Toronto, Vancouver and London, UK Nordicity is ideally placed to assist our clients to succeed in the rapidly evolving global markets.