Womens World Car of the Year - Introduction

The Judges – Jaedene Hudson

Jaedene Hudson

Jaedene Hudson – Australia

Australia’s first national female motoring writer
2003 – 2006: Motoring Writer for The Daily Telegraph, Carsguide
2006 – 2010: Motoring writer for the Sydney Morning Herald, Drive and drive.com.au
Judge in Drive's Car of the Year awards - 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009
2010: Online Motoring Editor for NRMA
2010: First female judge on the Australia’s Best Cars Awards since its inception in 2000
2011- 2012: National PR Manager for Volvo Car Australia
2012 – 2014: National PR and Communication’s Manager Sime Darby Motors Group Australia
Completed numerous video car reviews for Drive.com.au
Current: Online Motoring Editor for NRMA – responsible for motoring content on mynrma.com.au including print and video reviews

WHAT BEING A JUDGE IN THE AWARDS MEANS TO ME AND MY COUNTRY

Australia is underrepresented when it comes to female motoring journalists compared with the US, UK and Europe. I am excited to be a part of the Women’s World Car of the Year awards panel and hope that my participation will encourage more women to get involved in the automotive industry.

EDUCATION

Undergraduate: Bachelor of Communication Studies (double major in journalism)
Postgraduate: Masters of Marketing at UNSW (current)