A classically trained musician, with a strong interest in the Arts, 1956 Olympian Marg Woodlock-McLean began her work as a behind-the-scenes Creative as Director of The Strolling Players – a youth performing arts touring troupe, who toured Australia, Holland, Switzerland and the U.K. Other relevant Arts experience includes working as Box Office Manager and Manager for the Playhouse Theatre, Toronto, Canada.
She went onto run her own special events company, Emjay Projects, organizing and managing large-scale events at venues such as The Royal Exhibition Buildings and Melbourne Town Hall, and who’s flagship event, Making The Most of Life, won the Minister for Sport and Recreation Award for the Most Outstanding Community Event of 2000.
Marg has also produced several large-scale televised concerts at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl and the Victorian Arts Centre with various television personalities and youth groups to raise money for charities such as The Royal Children’s Hospital.
An Olympic shot putter (Melbourne, 1956), Marg continues her involvement with the Olympic movement serving for many years as a member of the Victorian Olympic Club Executive Committee, and worked as a volunteer at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games, as well as running with the Olympic torch in Frankston.
She has received several awards, most recently being named in the 2017 Queen’s Birthday Honours List, receiving an Order Of Australia for services to Sport and the Community.