Gladys Liu is an energetic member of her local community, with a passion for public service and a small business background. Born in Hong Kong, she moved to Melbourne in 1985 to study at La Trobe University. The opportunity to come to Australia to study has given her a strong belief in the importance of education and hard work. After completing her studies, Gladys worked as a speech pathologist in the Victorian Department of Education, ran her own speech pathology practice, and ran her own restaurants. Gladys later served as an adviser on multicultural matters to two Premiers of Victoria, Ted Baillieu and Denis Napthine. Gladys has experience in the business sector, including as Head of Business Development and Corporate Social Responsibility Advisor for Canaan Lawyers. She has served as President of Box Hill Chess Club, where she played a role in building it into the largest chess club in Australia. Gladys is very proud of her two children, Sally and Derek, who have followed her example of hard work and education and studied at top universities including Princeton, and Harvard Business School. Gladys Liu is a passionate advocate for the Chisholm community and will be a strong local representative in the Australian Parliament.