|Monarch Elizabeth II|
Governor John Landy
Name Marigold Southey
|Preceded by Adrienne Clarke|
Parents Sidney Myer, Merlyn Myer
Succeeded by Marilyn Warren
|Full Name Marigold Merlyn Baillieu Myer|
Born 2 May 1928 (age 87)San Francisco, California, United States (1928-05-02)
Spouse(s) Ross Shelmerdine (1950–1979)Sir Robert Southey (1982–1998)
Grandparents Agnes Sheehan, George Francis Baillieu
Education St Catherine's School, Toorak, University of Melbourne
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Life Member of 2018: Lady Southey
Marigold Merlyn Baillieu Southey, Lady Southey AC (née Myer; born 2 May 1928) is an Australian philanthropist, who was Lieutenant-Governor of Victoria from 2001 to 2006.
Lady Southey was born in San Francisco into the Myer family, the youngest of four children of Sidney and Merlyn Myer (née Baillieu). She was educated at St Catherine's School, Toorak and the University of Melbourne.
From the mid-1950s until 1999, she was director of the Myer family companies. In 1996, she succeeded her brother, Sidney, as president of the philanthropic Myer Foundation until she resigned in 2004.
On 1 January 2001, Lady Southey was appointed Lieutenant-Governor of Victoria under Governor John Landy.
In 1950, she married Ross Shelmerdine, who died in 1979—they had four children. In 1982, she married businessman and former Liberal Party president Sir Robert Southey, becoming Lady Southey.