Pa­tron places too many to mention

Western Suburbs Weekly - - News -

WA Gover­nor Kerry San­der­son told guests at the Cen­te­nary Trust for Women Gala Lun­cheon on Sun­day that she “felt too young” to be Gover­nor when the of­fer was made to her two years ago.

Mrs San­der­son be­came WA’s first fe­male Gover­nor in Oc­to­ber 2014 and is the pa­tron of 150 or­gan­i­sa­tions.

The UWA graduate told the crowd of mainly women that pa­tron du­ties were pre­vi­ously split be­tween the Gover­nor and his wife and she didn’t want to let any of the groups down, so agreed to all of them.

She re­vealed that dur­ing ma­ter­nity leave with her first son, she and her hus­band took their fam­ily around Aus­tralia in a camper­van.

The well-dressed Gover­nor said she had learned to power-dress dur­ing her 17 years work­ing at Fre­man­tle Ports af­ter ini­tially rock­ing up to work in frilly dresses and permed hair.

She be­lieved it was the first time judges had ac­cess to a breathal­yser at a wine show in Aus­tralia.

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