Director of Operations, Europe, RICS, Germany
Throughout her20 years’ career with RICS, Judithhas held numerousleadership functions in Continental Europe and has long-standing experience of managing pan-European teams. Based in Frankfurt she initially set up and established RICS operations in Germany and has a proven track record of driving membership growth, developing educational and professional standards and embedding RICS’ international brand profile. She is a member of the European Senior Leadership Team as Director of Operations and co-responsible for delivering RICS strategy throughout Continental Europe.
Judith was listed among the top 40 leaders in real estate (Immobilien Wirtschaft, 2006) and has been ranked as the No.1 female influencer in real estate in Germany (Immobilien Manager, 2018). In2014 she was chief editor of a charity Cook & Connect initiative to support The Sophia Foundation for Children in Cyprus. More recently she co-authored Diversity & Inclusion Management in der Immobilienbranche (Springer, 2017) followed by the global English edition Managing Diversity and Inclusion in the Real Estate Sector (Routledge, 2019).
Judith holds qualifications in French and German from the Universities of Manchester and Central Lancashire and the Royal Society of Arts, London. She also holds a MSc (Distinction) in Real Estate & Property Management from Salford University. She is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) as well as a Fellow and Chartered Linguist of the Chartered Institute of Linguists (CIOL). Her commitment to driving language and professionalism resulted in her being elected in an honorary capacity to Chair of CIOL Council, promoting the value of languages and language skills in the public interest.
Judith frequently mentors young women as part of her commitment to supporting and developing future leaders. At the heart of everything she does is caring and bringing out the best in everyone by taking into account all the different cultures, experiences and personalities.
Judith has lived in Frankfurt since 1984 and holds both British and German citizenship; she is married with two daughters.