Julia Mayerhofer is an Austrian national and started the position as Programme Manager at the Asia Pacific Refuge Rights Network in April 2011. Prior to this she worked at Christian Action in Hong Kong where she was in charge of fundraising and project development at the Chungking Mansions Service Centre, a community-based centre for refugees and asylum seekers in Hong Kong. Previously she was also the Director of Help without Frontiers, an Austrian based charity supporting Burmese refugees on the Thai-Burma border.
Julia has a BA in educational sciences and a MA degree in Development Studies. In addition she has participated in various trainings related to human rights and refugees.
Julia also has a strong interest in social enterprises and won the Hong Kong Social Enterprise Challenge in 2011.