David Epstein
Friday, 1 March 2024

Vale Linda White

The Board and Staff deeply mourn the death of our Chair, Senator Linda White. Though ill for some time, Linda only took leave as Chair of the Chifley Research Centre in late January of 2024. Linda’s dedication to the work of the Centre was extraordinary.

Linda joined the Chifley Research Centre Board in 2013 and was appointed Chair in June 2015, continuing that role after she became an ALP Senator for Victoria.

A member of the ALP’s National Executive Committee, Linda, had a distinguished career within the labour movement, particularly during her time as an officer of the ASU. She was also, among other things, a director of industry superannuation fund, legalsuper, a Board member of the Australian Centre for the Moving Image, a director of the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne, a member of the Australian Social Inclusion Board and was a Vice President of the ACTU from 2006 -2015.

A voracious reader, culinary expert, footy fan, flower lover and supporter of cultural engagement, Linda will be missed greatly.

Vale Linda White.