Chief Executive Officer, Europe, Middle East & Africa
Judith joined Cover-More Group in 2016 to lead the global retail travel and airline business for the integrated travel insurance and medical assistance group. After Cover-More became part of Zurich Insurance Group in April 2017, Judith was appointed to the new role of CEO, EMEA to grow travel insurance business in new markets leveraging Zurich’s geographic footprint and brand reputation.
Judith’s role encompasses all aspects of Cover-More’s business in the United Kingdom, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. She also has global oversight of all airline partnerships and Cover-More’s longstanding partnership with Flight Centre Travel Group, one of the world’s largest travel agency networks.
Based in Zurich, Switzerland, Judith is a highly experienced airline and travel industry executive with more than 30 years’ experience with some of the largest and most innovative companies in Australia, the UK, and the United Arab Emirates. She joined Cover-More from Virgin Australia where she had been Chief Commercial Officer since 2012—this role covered all aspects of revenue and yield management, sales and distribution, ecommerce, and network planning.
Prior to joining Virgin Australia, Judith held senior positions at Qantas, Etihad Airways and Flight Centre as well as a number of leading global travel management companies.
She has completed advanced management courses throughout her career including at Harvard Business School in 2015. She has also served on numerous industry bodies and travel advisory boards. In 2017, she completed the Australian Institute of Company Directors’ flagship Company Directors Course.
Born in Surrey England, Judith re-located to Australia in 1989 and became an Australian citizen in 1994 and now resides in Zurich. She is a Board member for two not-for-profit organisations.