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Consultant Profile

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Judith Monaghan

Angela Anderson

Principal Consultant


  • Recruitment & Selection
  • Shortlisting
  • Scribing – up to Senior Executive level
  • Strategic Performance Planning
  • Organisational Development
  • Facilitation
  • HR Policy and Practice


  • Bachelor of Arts (Psychology), University of Queensland
  • Graduate Certificate Policy Analysis, Griffith University
  • MBA (Human Resources, Organisational Development, Marketing), QUT


  • Fellow of Australian Human Resources Institute

Career Details

Judith is an experienced leader of people, programs and projects specialising in effective strategic planning, performance, change, organisational development and human resource results for organisations in the banking, finance, legal, management consultancy and government industries. She joined Merit Solutions in 2012 as a Principal Consultant and has undertaken a range of recruitment, executive search, organisational development, business planning and selection assignments. Her prior experience included the roles of Program Manager (Evaluation & Review), Director (Corporate Planning & Performance) and Principal Policy Officer in the public sector including the Department of Transport and Main Roads from 2006-2012 and the Department of Industrial Relations and Public Service Commission from 2000-2006. She was State Human Resources Manager for a national law firm from 1998-2000 and previously worked as a Human Resources and Marketing Executive in the private sector in Australia and the UK. Judith has also tutored at graduate level in Bachelor of Business at QUT focusing on human resources and organisational development.

Recruitment and Selection, Shortlisting, Scribing

Judith has a long history in recruitment and selection as a line manager and as an external consultant in executive recruitment. She brings a strong strategic and talent management perspective to recruitment along with an understanding of merit principles and best practice in this field. Judith understands and has contributed to the development of policy and practices in the Queensland Government while also bringing a wider perspective from her private sector experience.

Organisational Development

Judith has been accountable for program evaluation as well as organisational strategic planning and reporting at board and senior executive level. She has been responsible for leadership development strategies including the management of coaching and mentoring. Other achievements include identifying, developing and driving culture change and facilitating flexible work practice and diversity outcomes. In particular, Judith led the development and implementation of a strategic thinking/planning/performance reporting program across an organisation that resulted in effective change at board level, a partnership approach to achieving result responsibilities at divisional level, and the organisation being recognised as a best practice example for strategic performance planning across the sector.


Strategic and Business Planning

As Manager (Corporate Planning) and Director (Corporate Planning and Performance) with the Department of Transport and Main Roads, Judith spent three years focussed on governance, strategic thinking and business planning strategy, reporting up to Board of Management level. With Merit Solutions, she has worked with several clients in the State and local government to facilitate strategic or business planning.

People Policy and Practices

Judith’s work in the public sector on behalf of central agencies included the negotiation and implementation of organisational health requirements, enterprise agreement review and advice, and the development of flexible work practice policies and practices including Telecommuting. Additionally, she has developed and implemented anti-discrimination policies and reviewed and advised on practice and training workshops, equal opportunity employment, ethical behaviour and fair treatment matters. Judith has similar experience working in private sector organisations in the legal and financial sectors.

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