Lady Moody-Stuart

Born Judith McLeavy in Lancashire, Judy was educated at grammar school in Sussex. She studied Natural Sciences (Chemistry Part II) at Newnham College Cambridge with 5 years research into Cretaceous fern spores. She married fellow Cambridge geologist and now ex-chairman of Shell Group and Anglo American mining company, Sir Mark Moody-Stuart KCMG, and travelled the world raising a family with him in Holland, Brunei, Australia, Nigeria, Turkey and Malaysia, joining the global community.

Active in languages Turkish, Malay, Dutch and French she has lectured in English Philology at Istanbul University. She is involved in education and health projects in Congo, Zambia, Kenya, UK and the British Community Council in Istanbul. She is a Trustee of the Expatriate Archive Centre in The Hague, convenes the local history group in Sussex and is on development boards at SOAS and Newnham.

She has recently retired from the boards of Transparency International (UK) and Quaker Social Action, and supports various ex-offenders and local and international reconcilation projects. Her current priority is the Asian University for Women based in Bangladesh.