Judy Martin

2018 Board Member

Director SAGE International Program Manager & Industry Liaison Manager, ThomsonAdsett (South Brisbane, Australia)

Judy Martin commenced her career as a Registered Nurse. She has over 20 yrs clinical experience in various areas of health including management of a day surgery (operating theatre), Indigenous health and Aged care Management.

Diversifying into Business Development, Client Services and Management, Staff Development and Health & Aged care Education, she has been employed in Tasmania, Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland and internationally. Judy has worked in Rural and Remote areas in a number of Indigenous communities. Judy has also been lucky enough to work overseas and has provided training and policy advice in Aged care to governments.

Having written and registered her own aged care training program a number of years ago Judy was able to be at the forefront of the introduction of the Australian Aged care traineeship program and held a National Training management role implementing this initiative.

Roles for last 18 yrs include Senior Executive management with responsibility for national and International Business Development, Stakeholder engagement and client services. Judy has been successful in opening a number of international Seniors Living (aged care) markets and delivering understanding of Business Development principles. These roles provided responsibility for high level Public relations and marketing budgets, liaising with Government Departments, Australian Government overseas trade offices, media, peak industry associations, and community and key stakeholders.

In her position as Client Services/Business Development Manager Judy had senior management responsibility for the ACT’s Government’s Department of Health $9 million triage initiative “Health First”. This position enabled her to be at the forefront of policy development in health, with access to Health Ministers and key personnel in the Commonwealth Department of Health and Aging, as well as marketing a new concept in health delivery to both the ACT community, key health stakeholders and Government representational bodies. One of the major aspects of the role was responsibility for public relations and marketing of the program to government, industry and community preparing and implementing a major PR strategy. Judy worked directly with the Health Minister and the program was rated as one of the ACT governments most successful programs.

While living in Malaysia, accompanying her husband on a diplomatic posting, Judy was requested to take on a project for the Malaysian Australian Business Council which included major components of business development, networking, event management and marketing. During this time she was invited by various Aged Care facilities in Malaysia and Thailand to assist them with Aged care training and raising the profile of aged care as an industry. On return to Australia, Judy progressed tertiary studies (Aged Care Management) while working in Health and Aged Care in senior positions including management and business development.

Judy has managed & established a number of Australian Government programs in the Health, Seniors Living, and Community services sector and held a position as Director of Nursing for a large Aged Care provider.

In a previous role with ThomsonAdsett where she was employed for 6 years, Judy was National and International Business Development Manager in the Health and Seniors Living disciplines responsible for progressing national and international seniors living and health development markets and linkages.

In design of Hospitals and Aged Care facilities she has been responsible for client interface and user group co-ordination and planning on clinical aspects of design. This role was integral to user group processes and end product design.

An initiative she is very proud of is the internationally recognized and respected Seniors Living industry study tour program “SAGE”. Judy has managed and lead these programs for 11 yrs and has visited and studied over 300 facilities and organisations across the globe. Judy has a key, and individual role, in establishing, developing, marketing and coordinating and leading these tours. www.sagetours.com

Judy has held the role of Business Development Manager – International, National Corporate Relations Manager for one of Australia’s peak industry associations (Aged Care). In this role Judy managed the National corporate partner program contracts (budget $500K) . For 3 years she oversaw the strategic management and media of one of Australia’s largest & most respected Aged care Conferences (over 1000 attendees) managing the national event for 3 years. During this period Judy brought the biannual international Aged care conference to Australia, which was evaluated as one of the most successful events in the industry’s history.

Judy was previously a board member of a large Community Service Provider and currently serves as a founding board director of Commonwealth Association of Age (CommonAge) the newly established industry Association for the Commonwealth. As a founding partner and driver of establishing this association she attended CHOGM in Malta in 2015 to seek support for Commonwealth accreditation of the Association.

Judy has extensive National and International linkages and is a recognised and well respected industry contributor in Seniors Living both in Australia and on the global stage. She has also established a program linking rural and remote underprivileged Aged care facilities in Africa with Australian Nursing homes, and has had the privilege of being an invited speaker at numerous national and international conferences on Australia’s Aged care perspective including international trends in Seniors living/ Aged Care development.

Judy returned to ThomsonAdsett in 2015 in key Executive role as Director SAGE International Program Manager and Industry Liaison Manager (Seniors Living).