We are fortunate to be able to welcome Judy O’Connell, the Victorian Small business Commissioner, as our guest speaker at our April Chamber of Commerce meeting.

Judy advocates on issues that affect people in small business and builds awareness of their rights and responsibilities. She also manages the Victorian Small Business Commission’s dispute resolution service for small business owners, which provides a quick, effective and low cost alternative to going to court.

Judy brings a wealth of experience gained throughout her career, which has included national and international roles with the OECD and the Australian Taxation Office, where she was the Assistant Commissioner for Small Business. With both her father and two sisters having operated their own small businesses, Judy also brings an in-depth understanding of the realities of running a small business.

Judy is an accomplished leader in small business engagement with a proven track record of achievement across the public sector. In 2018, Judy was honoured to be named as one of the Top 50 Public Sector Women in Victoria.