Former Premier of Tasmania; CEO, Australian Medical Association - Tasmania

Lara Giddings was born in Papua New Guinea in 1972. After completing her high school years, she studied Arts and Law at the University of Tasmania, while also campaigning for her first State election. In 1996, she became the youngest women ever elected to an Australian Parliament serving as a Shadow Minister. Over the subsequent years she gained experience in numerous ministerial portfolios, including the Attorney-General, Health and Treasury portfolios, before becoming Tasmania’s first female Premier, a role she held from 2011 to 2014. Lara was the recipient of the Tasmanian Award for Excellence in Women’s Leadership in 2014. She is currently the CEO of AMA Tasmania as of March 2019.



Thursday 3rd September, 2020