President and CEO
Julian Mackenzie took over as President and CEO of the Museum Of Science and Industry (MOSI) on July 12th, 2017. He had originally joined MOSI in October 2016 as Chief Financial Officer after more than 30 years in a range of business leadership roles in the USA, France, the UK, the Netherlands, and Italy.
Mackenzie has developed and led multiple business turnaround plans, restructuring efforts, and rebranding campaigns within the fields of medical technology, telecommunications, manufacturing, insurance, and finance. This diversity of industries positions him perfectly to oversee MOSI’s sustainable business plan, increase its science outreach programs to school campuses, as well as vision concepts in preparation for an eventual move to Downtown Tampa in the future.
Most recently, Mackenzie directed MOSI’s financial turnaround. He has led a team in developing a substantial turnaround plan to refocus MOSI on its mission of science education and reshape MOSI as a financially sustainable organization. That plan received a unanimous vote of support from the Hillsborough County Commission and is performing at all operational expectations and revenue goals year to date in its 2018 fiscal year.
Julian and his wife Deborah have three children — Ava, 22; William, 18; and Beatrice, 14 — and he is fluent in four languages: English, French, Italian, and Portuguese.