Dr Geoff Gallop completed degrees at the University of Western Australia (BEc), Murdoch University (MPhil) and as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford where he completed his doctorate in 1983. He has also been awarded honorary doctorates from Murdoch (2006) and the University of Western Australia (2012).
He was a Member of the Western Australian State Parliament from 1986 to 2006 during which he was a Minister in the Lawrence Government (1990 to 1993), Leader of the Labour Party (1996 to 2006) and State Premier from 2001 to 2006.
From 2006 to 2015 he was Director of the Graduate School of Government and is now an Emeritus Professor of the University of Sydney.
Geoff has served on a range of Commonwealth Government bodies, most notably the Hospitals and Health Reform Commission, the COAG Reform Council and the Australia Awards Board (Chair). He also chaired the Australian Republican Movement (2012 – 2015), and is an active supporter of deliberative democracy as a means for tackling complex issues.