Start Your Search

Service:
Region:
Process:
Last Name:



or

Panellist Profile


Judy Parfitt

Qualifications
B JOURN HDE (RHODES)
BA HONS MA (UPE)
MA (WARWICK)

Panels:
Employment
  • Facilitation
  • Mediation
Commercial
  • Mediation
Profile:

Judy is a Director of the Resolve Group. During her 20 years of experience in the human resources management field, she has been involved in the full spectrum of human resources activities in both the public and private sectors, and has managed large-scale projects. Her involvement in workplace dispute resolution dates back to the 1980s, when she first started mediating disputes for the Independent Mediation Service of South Africa (IMSSA).

Before joining Resolve, Judy was head of human resources at the South African Revenue Service, where she played a key role in a far-reaching restructuring programme, as well as other change initiatives which contributed to significant improvements in organisation performance. Prior to that, she was a senior convening commissioner with the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA), where she was responsible for setting up and managing the commission in the Eastern Cape – one of the best performing provinces during her term.

During the 1990s, Judy was human resources manager at Volkswagen SA. She represented the company in industry-wide negotiations, and helped craft the first long-term agreement in the auto sector. At plant level, she was the architect of a pioneering agreement with NUMSA.

Before joining the private sector, Judy was a lecturer at the Labour Relations Unit at the University of Port Elizabeth, where she was involved in research, dispute resolution, and training interventions for managers and trade unionists.

She has served on various boards, and chairs a statutory committee that advises the Commissioner of SARS and the Minister of Finance on human resources issues.

Judy is based in Johannesburg.