Judy Turnbull


Judy specialises in delivering innovative and transformational projects. She has two decades experience working with key national and international partners from the NGO, public, private and research sectors. Through her long involvement in developing and delivering skills programs for young people, Judy has evolved a passion for skills and sustainability.

After an early foray into the Japanese education and telecommunications sectors, Judy transitioned to the not-for-profit sector. She joined WorldSkills Australia, delivering regional and national competitions for skilled young tradespeople.

Then, transferring to the newly formed Dusseldorp Skills Forum, Judy designed, managed and delivered a series of projects focusing on young peoples’ transitions between the world of work and education. A highlight of this time was Judy’s project management of an international research project for the WorldSkills Foundation known as MoVE (modelling of vocational excellence).

Focusing on skills and sustainability was another highlight.  Judy conceived, designed and managed the implementation of a series of collaborative partnerships, each resulting in programs that continue to thrive today with a progression of partners and supporters. These are Trade Secrets, the Gen Green research series and Green Team.

Judy has been a Director with Sustainably since 2013 and enjoys working with partners that understand that social context is the key to acting sustainably. She has a Bachelor of Arts (ANU), a Graduate Diploma in Employment Relations (UTS) and a Certificate IV Training and Assessment (Sydney Institute of TAFE).