Judi has a strong commitment to developing leadership potential in the education sector, and a focus on continuous improvement and innovation in her role of Principal at North Rockhampton High School. Her commitment to best practice and innovation has dramatically improved the School's performance across key measurement areas, and has resulted in significantly better outcomes for students.
As well as strong commitment to her own continuous learning, Judi has mentored other Principals as part of the Queensland Education Leadership Institute. She has been instrumental in convening cross-sector leadership programs at a regional and state level, bringing vision and innovation to the broader community. In conjunction with CQUniversity, Judi established 'The Place' which stands for 'The Place of Leadership/learning And Collegial Excellence/empathy.
Judi was awarded the 2014 Industry Contribution Alumni Award.