Judith MacCormick

SyndicateGuest Chairman

Best advice ever received:

Tone is set at the top

Chairman Since:


Current Executive / Board positions:

BoardFocus Pty Ltd, Managing Director
Bahana Securities Pty Ltd, Director

Past Executive & Non-Executive Board Roles

Queenwood School, Chair
Academic Board, AGSM, UNSW
Governor, British International School (Indonesia)
Director, Forum for Executive Women (Indonesia)
Business and Professional Women’s
Association (Singapore)


Judith is the founder and MD of BoardFocus, a highly regarded Board Advisory consultancy working with some of Australia's leading companies, as well as NFPs and startups. Recognising that the 'tone of organisations is set at the top', Judith’s passion and focus centers on advising Boards and top management teams on enhancing their value contribution. Judith draws upon a unique set of skills and 35 years’ experience as a corporate executive, academic, and chief consultant and partner with global consulting firms, specialising in governance, strategy, leadership and culture.

In these roles Judith has worked in, and consulted to national and multinational corporations across most industry sectors as well as government bodies and social enterprises, throughout Asia and Australia. Judith is a published academic and awarded university lecturer, visiting fellow with UNSW Business School, a faculty member and senior advisor with the Australian Institute of Company Directors, as well as a successful business founder, owner and angel investor.

At the Board level, Judith has held a number of Board positions in Australia and overseas including as Director, Governor and Chair. She is currently on the Advisory Boards of AISNSW Institute (an education think tank), Western Sydney University Business School, and Incept Labs.

Judith has a PhD and MBA (UNSW & USyd); Grad Dip Sci (ANU); BA (Soc Sci), studied Indonesian & Malay (SOAS, London U), Sasakawa Leadership Scholar, Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (FAICD) and Visiting Fellow & Alumni Leader, University of NSW Business School (UNSW).