Sally Capp was initially elected Lord Mayor of Melbourne in 2018 and re-elected in October 2020. She was the first woman to be directly elected as Lord Mayor. She is committed to ensuring Melbourne remains a caring, thoughtful and prosperous city as it grows.
In 2019, Sally was awarded the RMIT Honorary Doctorate of Law Honoris Causa and was the recipient of the McKinnon Prize as Emerging Political Leader of the Year.
The first woman to hold the post of Agent-General for Victoria in the UK, Europe and Israel, Sally has also served as the CEO for the Committee for Melbourne and Victorian Executive Director of the Property Council of Australia. A passionate Collingwood Football Club supporter, Sally made history in 2004 as the first female board member of Collingwood Football Club.
Sally began her career as a Solicitor, after completing Law (Hons) and Commerce degrees at the University of Melbourne. She has held senior roles at both KPMG and ANZ, and co-founded a small business, which under her leadership became listed on the Australian Stock Exchange.
Involved in a number of charities, Sally currently sits on the board of the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute, the Mary Jane Lewis Scholarship Foundation and the Melbourne University Faculty of Business and Economics. She is also Honorary Patron of the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation, Trustee of the Shrine of Remembrance, Member of the Council of Capital City Lord Mayors, Patron of the Royal Victorian Association of Honorary Justices, Patron of the Royal Women’s Hospital Foundation, Victorian Honorary Vice President of the Australia-Britain Society (Victoria) Inc., Patron of the Royal Humane Society of Victoria, Patron of the National Council of Women of Victoria and an Honorary Member of the Rotary Club of Melbourne.