Patron places too many to mention
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.