Virginia ChadwickThe Hon. Virginia Chadwick AO was Chairman of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) for eight years (1999 -2007). During this time, her leadership resulted in many significant achievements in the Great Barrier Reef, including worldwide acclaim for a program that culminated in the rezoning of the Marine Park in 2004.

Virginia was a highly-respected leader, mentor and friend who won the admiration of colleagues and stakeholders alike. She was an inspiration to all those who knew her and is remembered for many significant contributions throughout her varied career.

Before her appointment as GBRMPA Chairman, Virginia served in the NSW Legislative Council, held various Ministerial positions and was the first woman elected as President of the Legislative Council.