Professor Iain Martin – Patron
Iain has been Vice-Chancellor of Deakin University since July 2019. On commencing at Deakin, Professor Martin said ‘I am honoured and greatly privileged to lead Deakin and continue the ambitious strategy of addressing the challenges and opportunities of the future to benefit our communities and Australia more widely. As one of Australia’s largest universities, Deakin has strong global linkages, world-class research and, most importantly, an educational portfolio that blends the best of campus and digital delivery into a highly supportive and personalised student experience.’ Prior to taking up his appointment as Vice-Chancellor of Deakin University, Professor Martin was Vice-Chancellor of Anglia Ruskin University. Professor Martin was born in South Wales and spent his childhood in Hampshire. He studied medicine at the University of Leeds and trained and worked as a surgeon before moving to New Zealand in 2000.
Wendy Galloway OAM – President
Wendy first became enthralled with symphony orchestras and the music they play back in her Sydney student days. She was a member of the Sydney Youth Orchestra, Australian Youth Orchestra and a regular participant in National Music Camps. Her career as a violinist and teacher as well as an adjudicator and examiner spans many decades in Melbourne and Sydney as a well as Sweden and Illinois USA. Since coming to live in Geelong she has been a key member of many fine music organisations including Music at the Basilica, Geelong Friends of the MSO and the Geelong Chamber Music Society. Wendy is certain that Geelong has the fine, qualified and experienced orchestral musicians to ensure that the Geelong Symphony Orchestra will continue to be an integral part of Geelong’s transition into a vibrant, cultured and artistic city as we proceed through the 21st century.