Dr Judith MacCormick FAICD

CEO, BoardFocus Advisory

Dr. Judith MacCormick is the principal partner at BoardFocus Advisory, advising leading company Boards and their Chairs on board effectiveness.


Judith has worked in Australia, Europe and Asia in senior management positions in banking and global consulting firms, consulting to national and multinational companies as well as the public and non-for-profit sectors. Prior to her current role, Judith was a Partner in the CEO and Board of Directors practice of the global executive search and leadership firm, Heidrick & Struggles with primary responsibility for Board search and Board advisory, working with some of Australia’s leading Boards. She has been and is currently a director on a number of boards in Australia and overseas, most latterly taking up the role of Chair of Queenwood School. With an interest in the interface of leading practice and research, Judith regularly taught on the MBA and executive programs at the AGSM, here and in Asia.

In between executive roles, advising corporates with Global consulting firms and 3 children, Judith also established two leading Japanese restaurants and sushi bar in Sydney.

Judith has a PhD in Organizational Behavior and MBA from AGSM, UNSW and USyd; a Graduate Diploma in Science from the ANU and a Bachelor degree in Social Science. She is a Fellow of the AICD, Visiting Fellow at the Business School at UNSW and a Sasakawa Scholar. She continues to publish articles and academic papers on the factors influencing organisational performance, leadership and disruptive technology.

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