Julian graduated from Loughborough University of Technology with a degree in Transport Management & Planning before working in the airline industry. In 1987 he joined the then British Aerospace PLC in technical sales and spent 19 years working in various roles, spending ten years working in France with both BAe and Airbus. On returning to the UK in 2006, he joined the UK technology company QinetiQ, working in sales and marketing for the Empire Test Pilots' School. He joined Commsoft in 2011. Julian is a member of the Royal Aeronautical Society.