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Judith Slocombe

The 2001 Telstra Business Woman of the Year Award is just one of several feathers in the cap of Judith Slocombe. Judith's business acumen has placed her in key positions within many of Australia's most instrumental health and welfare organisations including the board of the Australian Red Cross Blood Service, and now as CEO of the Alannah and Madeline Foundation.

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Testimonials for Judith Slocombe

“Dr Slocombe presented a range of challenging ideas for veterinarians to consider, in an interesting and engaging way. We received very positive feedback from several of her audience..."
Australian Veterinary Association

 

“She was well liked by the audience. Attendees commented that she was a great speaker. She was interesting and engaging and kept the audience focused on her throughout the speech. Excellent speaker at a women in business event."
Moonee Valley City Council

 

“Great to hear practical examples from a business that's experienced real growth... Made me realise the importance of people - leaders and employees - in achieving growth... Very passionate and very energetic... Judith was a wonderful example of continuous learning and self development."
'Open Your Mind' Forum - ANZ

Judith Slocombe Travels from VIC
Fee Range: .Up to $5000

Judith Slocombe's Biography

Having graduated as a veterinarian from the University of Melbourne, Judith practiced in Australia and overseas before establishing a small home based veterinary pathology business. She went on to create a completely new business model which redefined Veterinary Pathology in Australia, growing her small home business into the largest veterinary diagnostic group in Australasia. 

In 2001 Judith sold her business to the Gribbles Group. That same year, her dedication and vision earned her Australia's most highly regarded award for women in business - the Telstra Australian Business Woman of the Year.

In 2002 Judith graduated with an MBA from the Melbourne Business School and in 2003 she was awarded the Centenary Medal for service to Australian society in business leadership.

Judith's transition from small business owner to senior corporate manager was complete when she was appointed Group General Manager, Pathology, heading up the major human pathology division of the Gribbles Group, with a budget of over $200 million, 2500 employees and laboratories throughout Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia and India.

Until recently, Judith was involved in launching a new business manufacturing and selling innovative proprietary products to the equestrian and racing markets across Australia, the USA, UK and Europe. She now manages a portfolio of board positions, including the Australian Red Cross Blood Service, VicHealth, Agriculture Victoria Services, Open Universities Australia and is Chair of the Animal Welfare League of Victoria (Lord Smith Animal Hospital). She is now CEO of the Alannah and Madeline Foundation, a charity dedicated to protecting children from violence and it's devastating impact.

Judith is married to Professor Ron Slocombe, Chair of Veterinary Pathology at the University of Melbourne and together they have nine children.

Speaking Topics Include

Bridging the Cultural Divide
Leadership in Practice
Secrets to a balanced lifestyle - lessons from a mother of nine and successful business woman
The Critical Role of the Innovative Business Model
The Keys to Successful Entrepreneurship