Professor Geoff Gallop AC (NSW)

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Former member of the WA Legislative Assembly from 1986 to 2006 and the Premier of Western Australia from 2001 to 2006, Geoff has been involved in educational, community and sporting associations over many years and was a Councillor at the City of Fremantle. He has been awarded a Commonwealth of Australia Centenary Medal (2001); elected a Fellow of the Institute of Public Administration Australia (2003); admitted to the honorary degree of Doctor of Letters by Murdoch University (2006); and was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Letters by the University of Western Australia (2012). He was made a Companion of the Order of Australia (2008) and is currently Deputy Chair of the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Reform Council, Chair of the Australia Awards Board and Member of the International Education Advisory Council.