As Regional Director, Mr Judd will oversee the region’s delivery of key programs, such as the implementation of the Hanging Rock Strategic Plan, climate change adaptation, biodiversity response planning and upgrades to Kyabram Fauna Park.
Mr Judd will start his role on Monday 11 October 2021, succeeding former Regional Director, Marg Allan, who retired in July.
For the past 15 years, Mr Judd has served in various management and leadership roles within Buloke Shire Council, most recently serving as CEO of the Council since 2018.
He also holds several key leadership positions such as Member of Mallee Regional Partnerships Board since 2018, Secretary of Rural Councils Victoria since 2019 and is a committee member on the DELWP Local Government Act Implementation Steering Committee. He has also volunteered in a number of community groups and has been the Senior Coach of the Charlton Football Club Men’s team.
In addition to his community roles, Mr Judd has a Bachelor of Management and Bachelor of Applied Science from the University of Ballarat and a Master of Business Administration from Deakin University.
Mr Judd said he is proud to join DELWP Loddon Mallee as Regional Director and looks forward to strengthening the department’s focus on community-centred programs and services.
“Having grown up in the heart of the Loddon Mallee region and working within government services for 15 years, I have a strong established knowledge of the region and an added drive to see our community prosper and thrive,” Mr Judd said.
“I’m excited to be working with everyone at DELWP and look forward to meeting our stakeholders and community members in the coming months and learning more about the priorities of our regional communities.”
DELWP Deputy Secretary Christine Ferguson said she is delighted to welcome Mr Judd to the role of Regional Director.
“Having grown up in the region, Anthony is committed to place-based service excellence and will help deliver programs, projects and services that enhance the Loddon Mallee community,” Ms Ferguson said.
“Due to “Anthony’s sound understanding of the region’s opportunities, priorities and challenges, and existing strong professional relationships across the region and the state, I believe he is well-suited for the role of Regional Director and the region’s communities will benefit greatly from his appointment.”