Julia Arenson

Head of Creative Operations , Specsavers

Julia is Head of Creative Operations at Specsavers Agency where she works with senior leadership to build a future-proofed in-house agency. In 2021, she was named one of Campaign's 40 over 40, joined BIMA's brand council and judged the BIMA 100, the industry body's annual award for the hundred most influential people in UK digital and tech. She is also an avid mentor working with SheSays, Brixton Finishing School and Lollipop. Prior to Specsavers, she was Head of Creative Production at VCCP Blue where she helped treble the size of the agency and build integrated creative and production departments. She's worked on brands such as Kimberly Clark, Compare the Market, Molson Coors, Macmillan, Kellogg's and HSBC. Julia has also held positions at JWT, Leo Burnett, a bakery, a law firm, a health clinic, had a paper round and various lemonade stands. She works in Guernsey, was born in Russia, grew up in Canada and lives in North London with her husband Alex and two kids.

I'm looking for someone who really sets themselves apart, not only in their day-to-day but also in the industry and beyond.