Judy, Non-executive Director & Chairman | Professor of English



  • World-class academic author with exceptional editorial skills
  • Expert in public sector recruitment and senior appointments
  • 30+ years’ in-depth experience advising on graduate futures

Judy brings a lifetime’s insight into management, leadership and career guidance to City CV, and offers a wealth of expertise in CV writing and preparation. Having interviewed on countless hiring panels and made hundreds of appointments from graduate level to CEO, she adopts a strategic approach to the recruitment process, backed by a discerning understanding of what will impress.

As a Professor of English and awarded a prestigious Fellowship of the English Association, Judy is rigorous in her insistence on impeccable literary standards and nothing escapes her sharp editorial eye. Sensitive and people-centred, she knows not just how to help clients recognise their strengths but also how to tell their personal story so as to make it direct and distinctive. An accredited Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and Associate of the Leadership Foundation, she has widespread experience of mentoring and coaching at senior levels, and specialises in enabling women to break through the glass ceiling.

Additionally, Judy’s background in national quality management and programme scrutiny is crucial to ensuring that City CV sustains its first class standards and premier market positioning.

Her wide non-executive experience over twenty years spans public, private and third sector organisations.

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