Michael and Louise King Family Fund
Born in Geelong, Michael was educated at St Joseph’s College, after which he was employed in the Victorian Premier’s Department, the Geelong Regional Commission and the Victorian Government Agent General’s Office in London, England. He trained as a funeral director in London, returning to Geelong in 1983 to join his father in the family business – Kings Funeral Services.
Michael has had a strong involvement with the community ever since. He has been a Board Member of Cricket Victoria, Chairman of Geelong T20 lobbying group, Chairman of Lord’s Taverners Geelong and the inaugural President of the Geelong Cricket Club. He was Deputy Mayor of the City of Geelong and Chairman of Barwon Water. He has served on numerous other community boards such as the Gordon TAFE, Enterprise Geelong, Anam Cara House and St. Laurence Community Services.
With a BA, MBA, Doctorate of Business Administration and Master of Leadership, Michael has a strong commitment to education (Deakin University in particular).
Born in Camperdown, Louise moved to Geelong where she completed her secondary education at Sacred Heart College. She began her career at Geelong Hospital, graduating in Nursing.
Louise has been involved with many community organisations and is a Life Member of the Nursing Mothers’ Association. She was President of St. Joseph’s Parents and Friends Association for many years.
Louise commenced her career in the funeral service in 1995 with the establishment of Louise King Funerals by Women. Highly regarded within the funeral service industry, Louise holds many qualifications and awards from within that sector.
It can clearly be seen that Michael and Louise King are community-oriented. Having established this Named Sub Fund, they now hope that others will follow their lead.