Judy Gibbons has over 25 years experience in the computer industry with a focus on software, digital media, online advertising & Consumer Internet. She currently serves as non-executive Chairman of Refresh Mobile, is a member of the Board of Directors at Autoquake and is a board advisor to WeeWorld, Kayak & Spreadshirt. Judy also served on the main board of 02, the European mobile network operator, until its purchase by Telefonica.
Before joining Accel, Judy was Corporate Vice President of MSN Global Sales and Marketing at Microsoft managing the business across 40 markets worldwide. She joined Microsoft in 1994 to launch MSN in the UK and went on to manage MSN Europe. Later she ran MSN International additionally covering South America, Asia-Pacific and Japan and then MSN Worldwide including US Sales & Marketing.
Prior to Microsoft Judy held various product development and marketing positions at Hewlett Packard, where she spent two years in Silicon Valley, and at Apple Computer where she was involved in the companyâ€™s early work in interactive multimedia and the Apple Newton PDA.
Judy has been ranked among the top 20 most influential European business women by the Wall Street Journal Europe for two successive years, as one of Time magazineâ€™s five "People to Watch in International Business" and received the Womenâ€™s Leadership Award at Microsoft.
Judy holds an honors degree in Engineering and has undertaken executive education programs at Harvard Business School and London Business School.