The Australian Institute of Architects has appointed Judith Slocombe AM as its new interim CEO. This new appointment comes after Jennifer Cunich’s departure from the role last month.

The Institutes National President Clare Cousens welcomed Judith’s appointment. “Judith brings a wealth of senior executive experience to help lead the organisation as we progress with the delivery of the transformative projects currently underway,” she said. “Her previous roles in both the corporate and non-for-profit sectors have provided her with a deep knowledge of governance, people and culture, project management, risk management, strategy development and digital transformation.”

Judith graduated with an MBA from the Melbourne Business School in June 2002. Her professional history is vast, and she has a variety of similar experiences under her belt working as a business owner, entrepreneur, a corporate senior executive manager and non-executive director. She previously worked as a veterinarian, and built a small home based pathology business into the largest veterinary diagnostic group across Australia and New Zealand.

Judith was the CEO of the Alannah and Madeline Foundation for 10 years and was previously an interim CEO of Early Childhood Management Services, a kindergarten and early learning and care service provider. She has also held other executive roles as well and has received several accolades. She was awarded the Telstra Australian Business Woman of the Year in 2001 and was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in January 2018 for her work in veterinary science and with organisations dealing with vulnerable children and domestic violence.

Judith will hold the role of interim CEO while the Board of Directors seeks to appoint someone to the position permanently.

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