Judy Magub OAM

Judy Magub OAM


At St Margaret’s 1959- 1962

Judy Magub believes it was a great privilege to attend St Margaret’s Anglican Girls School where she was inspired to be resilient and confident. It was during these years that ideals of citizenship and leadership were fostered. The values she was taught at home were reinforced at school.

After graduating, Judy trained as a nurse at Princess Alexandra Hospital where she was active in improving conditions for student nurses. She was state president of the Student Nurses Association. 

In the 1980s she studied and gained a Bachelor of Business (Health Administration). She began work in the mental health area, lobbying for better services and outcomes for the mentally ill.   

Judy has always had a strong connection to local communities and in 1994 she was elected to the Brisbane City Council, Ward of Toowong. During these years she developed a passion for Brisbane and local history. Judy retired after 13 years as a City Councillor.

She has continued her love of local history. She writes regularly on history topics for a magazine and has recently published her third book. 

She has always been active as a volunteer in community organizations, taking many leadership roles and has been a Rotarian for 30 years. In 2000 she was the first female Rotary District Governor. She has received Paul Harris awards and the Rotary Service Above Self award.

In 2001 Judy was awarded the QUT Alumni of the Year (Health). She received an Order of Australia Medal in 2014 for services to the community.