Julie Reddy is the former Chief Executive Officer of the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA), where she held senior management positions since 2012. Prior to that, she served in senior management and leadership positions for over 30 years in the international and South African education, skills development and civil society sectors.
Over the years, Julie Reddy has held positions in numerous national and international entities, including the National Skills Authority and the Human Resources Development Council in South Africa.
Internationally, she has participated/worked on various UNESCO and other global initiatives. Currently, she is a UNESCO/UIL International Juror for its Lifelong Learning Cities Award and a Director on the Board of the Groningen Declaration Network. In 2022, the Minister of Basic Education designated her as the Deputy Chair of the South African National Commission to UNESCO. Her appointment to the World Education Services Board of Trustees commenced in 2023.