Head of Strategy & Philanthropy, The Smith Family

Judy Barraclough first joined The Smith Family in 2015 as the Head of Strategy and in 2017 was appointed to the role of Head of Strategy & Philanthropy. Judy leads the development of The Smith Family’s strategy and critical projects, as well as its award-winning innovation program. In addition, she is responsible for The Smith Family’s fundraising from corporate partners, major donors, trust, foundations and events.

Judy has previously held leadership and strategy roles in large corporations, including The GPT Group, Rabobank and Wesfarmers, as well as consulting in strategy to both not-for-profit and commercial organisations. She has a depth of experience in strategy and leadership, alongside a passion for contributing to positive social change.

Judy holds a Masters of Business Administration from the Australian Graduate School of Management and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She was a non-executive director of World Vision Australia until October 2017 and serves as a volunteer in governance roles with several community organisations.

“Workplace Giving is so important. Small regular gifts have a cumulative effect – even a couple of dollars a week adds up. For example, for less than $1.60 a day a donor can support the education of a disadvantaged child through The Smith Family. It is this type of regular giving that helps to build a sustainable funding base for charities.”