Mee-Yan Cheung-Judge, Founder, Quality & Equality
Jenny Roper, September 18, 2018
Cheung-Judge is known as a 'scholar-educator-practitioner' in the field of organisation development
She has worked directly with a number of organisations across sectors, industry and global regions to deliver powerful transformational change, which is what she is known for. She led one of the world’s largest changes in the BBC, involving 17,000 people. She has led major cultural change in a number of global pharmaceutical, retail, energy and media organisations. Cheung-Judge was the lead consultant to transform a state-owned multimedia organisation in the United Arab Emirates over 24 months. For close to four years she was the senior international consultant working at the prime minister's office of Singapore to lead in their nationwide public service transformation programme (2012 to 2016).
Cheung-Judge is a senior visiting fellow of the Roffey Park Management Institute, and the Singapore Civil Service College, a guest faculty on the Gestalt Certificate Programme in the UK, and a faculty of the Duke University executive programme. She is a member of the NTL Institute for Applied Behavioural Science (founding institution of the field of OD), and the dean of the European NTL OD certificate programme. She was a trustee on the board of the ODN in the US and founded the OD Network in Europe, which she remains as a special advisor to. Cheung-Judge is the author of articles, books and research reports, mainly in the field of OD.
She has been on the editorial board of the journal OD Practitioner since 2014. Currently she is co-leading global research on the concept of use of self. The data from close to 700 respondents from 25 countries will offer significant insights as to how to grow and support practitioners to be potent agents of change.
Cheung-Judge was voted by HR magazine as one of the most influential thinkers in the field of HR in 2008, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017. In October 2013 she was presented the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Organisation Development Network in the US – in recognition of her outstanding contribution to the field of OD globally. In August 2016 she was presented with the Richard Beckhard Award (lifetime award) for Contribution to the Field of OD by the International OD Association.
In 2017 the Institute of OD (former Beech Centre) in the UK awarded Cheung-Judge with an Outstanding Contribution to OD. In July 2018 NTL Institute named Cheung-Judge an emeritus member in recognition of her “long and outstanding contribution towards the advance of Applied Behavioural Science and NTL’s global contribution”.
While being firmly grounded in the study of the field of OD, Cheung-Judge is highly pragmatic and realistic about what HR/OD practitioners need to do to prepare organisations to be future ready. Those who work with her appreciate her sense of humour and ability to make complex issues accessible.