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MEET SALLY CAPP – LOVER OF MUSICALS, LIFELONG MAGPIES FANATIC AND OUR LORD MAYOR

There’s so much more to discover about the City of Melbourne’s Lord Mayor. Experienced, energetic and Melbourne through and through, here’s why Sally Capp’s the right woman for the job.

There’s not much Sally Capp hasn’t put her hand to. Re-elected in 2020, Sally Capp is the first woman to be directly elected as Lord Mayor of the City of Melbourne. Sally was also the first woman to hold the post of Agent-General for Victoria in the UK, Europe and Israel. She has served as the CEO for the Committee for Melbourne and COO of the Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Sally began her career as a Solicitor, after completing Law (Hons) and Commerce degrees at the University of Melbourne. She held senior roles at both KPMG and ANZ, before taking the small business she co-founded to the ASX. Most recently Sally was Victorian Executive Director of the Property Council of Australia.

In between juggling government and business affairs, Sally pushes for positive change by sitting on various boards. A passionate Magpie supporter, in 2004 Sally made history as the first female board member of Collingwood Football Club. She is also involved in a number of charities and organisations, currently sitting on the board of the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute, the Mary Jane Lewis Scholarship Foundation and the Melbourne University Faculty of Business and Economics.

Impressive, mais oui? Here are a few interesting facts about Sally that you may not know…

Sally was born in Papua New Guinea. As a child, Sally spent many Saturdays at Victoria Park with Billy Picken’s number 25 on her duffle coat. Sally started work at age 14 at Scoops Ice Cream Parlour in Camberwell. Sally vividly recalls Oklahoma! as the first musical she ever saw with her mum.

We are proud to have such a creative and passionate person helping to steer our wonderful city forward. Bravo Sally!

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