Judith Davis (Adelaide SA)
DEBRA Australia Finance Committee Member from October 2017

My business acumen is based on a diversified Commonwealth Bank Australia career, external accreditations, a variety of tertiary level qualifications, and external experiences within the school, sporting and not for profit sectors.

I provide and have provided strategic and operational planning to a range of community, non- government and business organisations. This includes risk management, strategic planning and facilitating training via strategic planning workshops, monitoring of financial reports and developing budgets. Additionally I coach and mentor people pro-bono and have mentored new business owners to start up their business.

My Board experience has given me a contemporary knowledge around governance, risk management and controls along with business management and analysis. I have supported Vinnies through volunteer work which has involved writing grant applications and assisting with various other administrative functions, including preparation of budgets. I also volunteer on Fred’s Van feeding the homeless and marginalized in the city, and managing the Hawthorn Shop one day a week. I am also a Justice of the Peace.

During my working, committee and Board life I have worked with many people of various educational, cultural and religious backgrounds and have a strong commitment to diversity. I have also mentored in leadership and performance management outcomes.

In both my employment and voluntary roles, I have gained extensive experience in building relationships by collaborating with a wide range of people from all walks of life. Additionally I have extensive experience in Operational and Strategic Planning and Project Management of which all were done within my positon at the Commonwealth Bank Australia dealing with million dollar budgets.

With regards to Project Management I held the State Coordinator Major Projects position for 3 years and which included premises changes to open plan branches in South Australia and the Northern Territory, training and change management and executing a national marketing strategy. I also completed the bank’s Business Continuity Plan post the Katherine Disaster.