After graduating in law from the University of Adelaide in 1980, Judith worked as a lawyer in Sydney, Adelaide and London for a number of years. Subsequently, a one-off project at the Adelaide Formula 1® Grand Prix proved to be the catalyst for what became a 27 year legal and commercial career in the international Formula 1® business.
After working in London for 6 years, principally on Formula 1® media and broadcast rights and F1® host city contracts around the world, Judith was appointed CEO of the Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix in Melbourne. Judith was awarded Australian Business Woman of the Year in the Government sector for her F1® work.
In 1998, Judith was asked to move back to Europe and take up a senior executive position back on the international side of Formula 1®. She then spent 15 years (1998-2013) managing commercial rights, acquisition and monetisation across multiple aspects of the Formula 1® business including Host City contracts and the Global Partner Programme for the FIA Formula One World Championship®. In earlier years, Judith also co-wrote versions of the F1® Concorde Agreement and wrote the first Moto GP ‘Master Contact’ between international key stakeholders (Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme, Dorna, IRTA and TWP).
After leaving Formula 1® in 2013, Judith co-founded Sports Rights Management (SRM) in London with her business partner, Charles Garland. SRM is a UK based boutique advisory firm specialising in the optimisation of intellectual property rights in sports, entertainment, music and the arts. In the UK, Judith is an advisor to Fantastec Sports Technology in the digital collectibles and NFT space.
In 2020, Judith co-founded Sports Rights Tech in Australia with business partner, Mark Thompson. She has also undertaken independent sports governance work for FIFA and the FFA in the world of football. Judith is currently an advisor to CT Group as well as Airspeeder and is a Director of Active Pathways (Pickstar and Vlast) in Australia.
Judith has a wealth of experience in global sport and commercial rights and has a strong international reputation and extensive network.
Judith divides her time between Europe and Australia.