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Sally Romanes is an artist and by training a commercial lawyer. Before migrating to Australia, she worked with the major City of London law firm Slaughter and May for eight years and then, after a stint at the University of Melbourne law school, joined Arthur Robinson and Hedderwicks (now Allens Arthur Robinson) where she spent several years before deciding to make a radical change to painting. Her professional legal career involved wide experience of corporate and commercial law, including takeovers, acquisitions, loans and other finance and fundraisings. She was a Committee Member and then President of the Watercolour Society of Victoria (1996–2003), and from 1999–2007 was a member of the core group of the Abbotsford Convent Coalition. Alongside her engagement in family pastoral interests, she is actively involved in supporting the arts and assisted in the relaunch of the Mietta Song Recital Award in 2003. She is on the committee of the Mietta Song Recital Award.