Welcome new Board Director’s Dr Judith Hudson and Prem Sharma 

We are very pleased to announce that Dr Judith Hudson and Prem Sharma have joined the DDF board.

Dr Judith Hudson is a retired specialist teacher, Chartered Psychologist, Assessor, Author and Researcher of special educational needs, that result in congenital developmental disorders such as dyslexia, ADHD, and disorders on the autism spectrum.

She is an Associate Adjunct and visiting academic to the School of Education at the University of Tasmania. She advocates for educating teachers to identify and understand how to teach children with dyslexia and specific learning and literacy difficulties. She has written and taught modules for post grad study in Australia, ‘Educating students with dyslexia and learning difficulties’. 

Judith is on the Board of Square Pegs Dyslexia Support Group, Tasmania and a dyslexia Ambassador. She a PhD supervisor for the University of Tasmania and Flinders University, South Australia.

Her interest, study and passion for all things dyslexia spans some forty years, she has a dyslexic husband and grandson both of whose constant achievements in life never cease to amaze her.

Prem Sharma is a finance and accounting professional with double Masters Degrees in Business Administration and Commerce from Deakin University. He is also a Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA) and had recently joined the Australian Institute of Company Directors as an affiliate.  

Prem is currently working as a Chief Finance Officer at a Victorian Government statutory authority. He has a well-rounded experience in finance, procurement and contracts, governance, risk management along with other corporate services function in both the public and private sectors. In his current and past roles, Prem has led many strategic initiatives and business transformation projects streamlining business processes and achieving efficiencies. He has an outstanding record in supporting Executive and Board members achieve business objectives. 

Prem is a trusted finance professional known for his strategic leadership and business turnarounds by maximising revenue opportunities, minimising cost and improving the overall performance of the organisation.