Over the past 17 years Judy has been involved in training and employment with industry, communities and individuals in one way or another. She has worked in management, policy development, program development, delivery and evaluation with the Queensland Government for much of this time; however she also headed up the Government’s Rapid Response Team (developed to address the large numbers of retrenchments during the GFC) and the Experience Pays Strategy (to promote the benefits of workers over the age of 45 years), both very successful state-wide programs.
Judy also developed and managed the Community Renewal program, a whole-of-government program that worked with highly disadvantaged communities across the state, on a place basis, and developed and implemented projects, in consultation with the community, to assist and empower them. This program won a Premiers Excellence Award.
Judy has recently worked in the tourism industry in the policy area, which has been a good link to the Fitness, Sport and Recreation industry. She is a avid AFL fan, having followed Carlton before coming to Queensland in 1994, however quickly ‘saw the light’ and has been a Lions supporter for many years. She is also a keen follower of League, tennis and basketball.