Julian is a musician by training and a retired banker by profession who moved to Norfolk in December 2005 having lived in or about London until making the move to Wretham.
Julian is married with two grown up children and four grandchildren. He became Clerk to Wretham Parish Council, and then Whinburgh & Westfield. When he took on Stow Bedon & Breckles Parish Council he thought that three Councils would be more than enough to keep him busy. However, he is now also Clerk to Roudham & Larling.
In 2013 Julian received the Clerk of the Year award from the Norfolk Association of Local Councils and the Norfolk Branch of the Society of Local Council Clerks.