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Marigold Southey

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Monarch  Elizabeth II
Nationality  Australian
Governor  John Landy
Name  Marigold Southey
Preceded by  Adrienne Clarke
Parents  Sidney Myer, Merlyn Myer
Succeeded by  Marilyn Warren

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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
People also search for  Merlyn Myer, Sidney Myer, Ken Myer

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.


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