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Erica Judge - Inspiring Scotland

Senior Leadership

Director of Funds

Erica Judge

Erica Judge

Erica joined Inspiring Scotland in 2020 and was instrumental in launching Creative Communities and Rural Communities Ideas Into Action, two community-led development programmes.  She brings with her over 20 years’ experience in change management, financial strategy and commercial delivery roles.

A US native from New York City, Erica holds an MBA from the Wharton business school, and began her career as a diplomat with the US Foreign Service. She has subsequently worked with a variety of FTSE 50 companies, most recently in the banking and retail sectors.

With an interest in children’s issues, education, and improving access to opportunity for all, Erica is motivated by a desire to make the world better by helping people and organisations achieve their objectives.

Having lived in the UK for two decades, Scotland has been Erica’s home for more than ten years. She is a Trustee of the Curiosity Collective, which works to give children the freedom to explore the world of learning beyond the classroom.  She enjoys reading and exploring the outdoors with her two sons and adopted greyhound.

erica@inspiringscotland.org.uk

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The power of listening to young people and our partner organisations
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