Judy Bates’ entire working life has been in the horticulture field, with her initial industry background in amenity horticulture. Since that time, Judy has embraced the Landscape Construction Industry and has for 40 years been developing and delivering educational programs in horticulture, irrigation and landscape construction. With her wealth of knowledge and experience in the education industry, Judy has had extensive input into the development of Australia-wide training and programs and she has also honed her management skills by supervising large teaching sections of hundreds of students enrolled in TAFE NSW.
Judy is a qualified horticulturalist, nursery-woman and botanist and has come to be familiar with all aspects of the diverse Landscaping Industry. She is exceptionally proud of her continued involvement in the field, having served on the TLA Board since 2009, and is delighted to currently hold the role of Chairperson.