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New GB director is announced

9 Jun 2017

Julie Murdy, a GB leader in the Greater Manchester District, has just been appointed as GB Ministries’ new director.

Julie, known as Jules, will take on this new role for the period August 2017 until 31 July 2019.

She says ‘I’m really excited to be taking on this role and being part of the continuing story of GB, enabling girls and young women to discover and live life to the full.’

Jules, a team leader in project management for IT services within the NHS, is currently a trustee of GB Ministries and national chair of GB England & Wales. She wasn’t involved in the process of appointing a new director and, now that she’s been appointed, will formally resign from the two boards in preparation for taking up this important new role.

Chair of the GB Ministries’ trustee board Amanda Allchorn says ‘We’re thrilled that Jules has stepped forward “for such a time as this” and look forward to working with her.’

Jules is replacing current Director Ruth Gilson, as Ruth is stepping down after 17 years in order to train for ordained ministry in the Methodist Church.

She will be welcomed into the role at GB’s summer conference (15 July at Cliff College) during a ‘farewell and welcome’ afternoon tea that all GB leaders are invited to.

Jules worships in a Methodist Church, is married to Chuck, has two children and three grandchildren.

GB Ministries is home to four key initiatives that specialise in enabling this generation of (primarily) girls and women to openly explore and engage with real life and Christian faith in a fun, informative and hopeful way. They are:

The Girls’ Brigade England & Wales 


The Esther Collective

UK Girl.

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