Hungarian-born Judy Deacon began her Arts career as an Audio engineer, training at The Record Plant in New York. She then worked for legendary rock band, The Who, at Ramport Studios in Battersea in London. On her return to Australia with her family, she became a member of Toastmasters International NSW’s Sydney Grammar School Womens’ Association Weigall Speakers, training as a public speaker. She attained the highest award of Distinguished Toastmaster. During this period, Judy set up and presented at speech courses, organized speech competitions in school and was adviser and guest evaluator at the UNSW Toastmasters club. She won the inaugural NSW State newsletter award as well as representing the area in Impromptu and Evaluation competitions. She has been a schools’ presenter for Mental Illness Education Australia and the Black Dog Institute.
Judy continues her work with facilitating the aspirations of young people in her role as Manager of Young Virtuosi Programs at Fine Music 102.5. Programs include The Young Performer Award (NSW and National) and the providing of recording and broadcast opportunities for many major musical events involving young artists.