Virginia is a former NSW and Australian Labor politician. She was a member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly from 2003 to 2011. Judge held various ministerial portfolios including fair trading, arts and citizenship. As a former labor minister, during her lengthy career in politics, Virginia was instrumental in delivering impactful policy changes. In 2003, she represented the NSW seat of Strathfield.
In 2011, Judge became Head of Strategic Partnerships at the Children’s Medical Research Institute (CMRI) where she successfully secured several very large donations from her generous clients raising support for the medical research at the Institute.
In July 2015, Judge completed studies with, and was admitted as a graduate of, the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD). She has been a member of the Hong Kong Australia Business Association and is an active and long-time supporter of the American Chamber of Commerce in Australia and the Haymarket Chamber of Commerce.
Since leaving politics, Judge has been very active in supporting the major cultural institutions in New South Wales. In 2013, she became a Board Member of the Riverside Theatre Parramatta and Board Member of Gallery 49 Marrickville. Judge had been a long time Vanguard Member of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and the Sydney Dance Company since 2011. She is a Platinum Member of the Atelier Foundation at the Art Gallery of New South Wales since 2018.
Virginia was also on the board of the Australian Museum and since leaving that role, she has been made a member of the board of governors. Virginia is a member of the ATELIER group of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, the Vanguard of the Sydney Dance company and a member of the Vanguard of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.
More details on her prolific political career can be found on the New South Wales Parliament website.