Julie Dormand, Northern Beaches Partner

Friday Lunch Club is the passion creation of Julie Dormand. Jules has worked for a couple of decades running creative agencies and is currently Managing Director of The Works Agency, part of Capgemini.

A key industry contributor, her leadership has been acknowledged with the coveted AC&E Jon Clark Outstanding Contribution Award and Mumbrella Industry Leader of the Year 2019.

She is also Chair of the Ellipsis Advisory Board and a course facilitator for the Advertising Council Australia.

She is a passionate mentor through Mentor Walks and Mavardo. Jules brings a mix of business mind and an authentic, empathetic nature.

She believes in Daring Leadership, the value of Human Connections and making business fun.

Upcoming Events

We are always crafting our next networking event to bring exclusively to our members. Please view details below our upcoming events and let us know if you’re interested. 

Northern Beaches
Friday 27 October 2023
North Shore
Friday 20 October 2023
Friday 27 October 2023
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Friday 27 October 2023

Members will gather over lunch to hear from guest speaker Kim McDonnell, CEO of Thankful & Saveful. Kim is an entrepreneur, social impact innovator, author and Founder of Thankful. Kim will be sharing with us, ‘why doing good is good for business’.

Northern Beaches

Friday 27 October 2023

Members will gather over lunch to hear from long time The Friday Lunch Club member Jodie Sangster about her career path to CEO and transitioning to a life travelling with her husband and three dogs. 

North Shore

Friday 20 October 2023

Members will enjoy lunch at The Willoughby Hotel and a conversation with Phil Smith, CEO of one of Australia’s largest independent advertising agencies, Apparent. 

Our Recent Speakers

The lunches feature an inspirational and authentic member Q&A based on the event theme. To keep the informal vibes, everyone gets an opportunity to ask a question.

Zoe Catchlove

Founder of Pipsqueak Pets and Contactability 

David Bell

Founder MercerBell and ReoSurf. Radio Presenter for Northern Beaches FM 

Andrew Baxter

Founder 24 Hour Business Plan and Executive Board Director

Our Supporting Businesses

Each event showcases gifts from businesses and business people who live in the local area. See all Supporting Businesses


Italian, Spanish and French wines tailored t your taste and delivered to your door. We take the guess work out of buying European wine. Visit Website.

24HR Business Plan

The 24HR Business Plan provides you with everything you need to achieve business planning results. In 4 x 6 Hour Workshops, we develop and align your team around a 3-5 year strategy, including the agreed culture to support it, and a plan to execute that strategy with excellence in year 1. Visit Website.

Our Other Regions

The Friday Lunch Club is created to connect Senior Leaders and Founders who live or work within a local area. Currently there are three groups and more are to come. 

North Shore

For people who live or work on the North Shore our guests come from Kirribilli through to the upper north shore areas around Turramurra. 


For people who live or work in Melbourne, The Friday Lunch Club events are held in Prahan. Click here for more information.  

Get in Touch

To enquire about membership, or wait listing for a new local district, get in touch. 

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