Judy started her career as a registered nurse in Ireland in the early 1990s. She worked in the Accident & Emergency departments in Sydney before studying to be a cardiac nurse in London. Following a decade of frontline nursing, she moved to the British Heart Foundation (BHF) in 2002 where she has over 10 years’ experience of being in a senior leadership role. She holds a Master’s in Health Promotion from King’s College London and a PostGrad Diploma in Public Leadership and Management from Warwick Business School.
She has led a diverse portfolio of patient-facing programmes including a nationwide roadshow and a membership programme. She has also worked on a wide range of fundraising and commercial projects to support the organisation to generate income for its lifesaving work. She has established credibility with National Clinical Directors, Medical Directors and Scientists in the NHS and influential leaders in other charities. She led the redevelopment of the organisations’ community resuscitation training programme which led to over 7 million people learning lifesaving skills. Her current role includes leading a national change programme in partnership with the UK’s 14 ambulance services to transform the mapping of defibrillators to help save lives from cardiac arrest in communities, workplaces and the home.
She is delighted to be given the opportunity to support the Florence Nightingale Foundation’s fantastic cause.