Judy is an experienced rural journalist, radio and TV broadcaster and consultant. She has worked with Cox Inall on a variety of communications projects in the past five years. Judy has 20 years experience as a radio and TV reporter and manager for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), and was a journalist for Rural Press newspapers for five years.
Judy has an extensive understanding of rural and regional Australia, and excellent contacts across agribusiness. She has strong editorial management skills, having held positions as presenter of Landline, Country Hour and Bush Telegraph, ABC Rural Content Director and as a member of the ABC’s emergency broadcast team.
Judy has strong interpersonal and team skills, gained through managing 70 ABC Rural Reporters in 35 regional and capital city offices across Australia. Since 2010, she has been responsible for shortlisting several hundred applications annually for ABC Rural traineeships, and was one of a three-person panel responsible for interviewing and selecting three successful candidates.
Judy has worked as a freelance communications consultant on projects for the Australian Government, Australian Wool Innovation, Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation, and the Grains Research and Development Corporation. She has also worked as editor and writer for the Victorian Department of Education’s online information site and the website for Intellectual Property (IP) Australia.
Judy lives with her husband Domenic and two sons in the foothills of the Dandenong Ranges outside Melbourne.
Areas of expertise:
- Media relations
- Writing and editing
- Web content development
- Presenter, Speaker, Chair