Her Excellency Mrs Linda Hurley
Her Excellency Mrs Linda Hurley (nee McMartin) was born and raised in Sydney. She was educated at Kingsgrove High School and went on to become a teacher, commencing in 1976. She married David Hurley in 1977.
“Ever since I first saw and heard Moorambilla Voices, I was impressed by the singers in this wonderful choir and the inspiring musical programs they provide. I am delighted to be their Patron and to have further opportunities to support talented young people in regional and rural areas fulfil their dreams through music.”
In the course of their married life, Mrs Hurley has supported her husband throughout his career on a wide variety of postings in Australia and overseas, including the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany and Malaysia. Mrs Hurley’s own career in education has been in both the public and private school systems, until her retirement from full time teaching in July 2011. She has been an active member of the community as a Pastoral Carer at the Canberra Hospital and Hospice. Mrs Hurley holds a Bachelor of Education from the University of Canberra.
Mrs Hurley is dedicated to championing causes that are developing new technologies to recycle rubbish, and ways to reduce our use of plastic, particularly plastic packaging and plastics used for single use items, which are not only harmful to the environment but add unnecessarily to landfll sites.
Their Excellencies have three children: Caitlin, Marcus and Amelia.