Appointed September 2014
Gina was born and grew up in Sydney but underwent a tree-change and lived in Orange, in central western NSW for 12 years. Living in a regional town provided Gina with many adventures, including the threat of bushfire evacuation, running out of rainwater and encountering wildlife, ranging from snakes to delightful blue wrens. Most of all, Gina has enjoyed the inter-connectedness and strong sense of community that comes from living in regional Australia. In Orange, Gina was involved in many aspects of life at work, school, church and the local music conservatorium. Gina is also an amateur musician, playing cello with the Strathfield Symphony Orchestra, Orange Symphony Orchestra and the Colour City Chamber Orchestra.
Gina has worked as an intellectual property lawyer in a top tier Australian law firm and is currently a senior commercial lawyer for NSW Government with experience in primary industries, social housing and transport. She has also completed her Masters of Law with Honours.
Gina’s diverse experience and skills has enabled her to serve as a board member with various organisations. She was a board member with the Orange Regional Conservatorium and is currently a Council member of a leading independent girls’ school in Sydney.
As an Australian of Korean heritage, Gina has a particular interest in questions of displacement – spiritual, cultural and physical – and completed her undergraduate English Literature Honours thesis in this area.
Gina loves being the mother of three spirited teenagers and enjoys a good cup of coffee with friends, going on long country drives and holidays with no mobile phone reception(!).