Ms Marjorie Pagani

Appointed Member

Appointed Member Marjorie Pagani


  • Member, JCU Council
  • Chair, Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee
  • Member, Awards and Ceremonies Committee


Marjorie Pagani was appointed by the Governor-in-Council for a four-year term from May 2018.

Marjorie is Chief Executive Officer and a Director of the charity Angel Flight Australia, having helped to set up the charity as an aviation lawyer and volunteer pilot, in 2003: she holds a commercial pilot licence with instrument rating and twin-engine endorsement, and flies her own aircraft (having previously owned and managed an air charter and road-train business in Townsville).

She was a presiding member of the Qld Anti-Discrimination Tribunal for 13 years, the Queensland Mental Health Review Tribunal for 8 years, and a member, then president, of the former North Qld Parole Board (Townsville) for 7 years. Concurrently with these roles and her Bar practice, she was also a director of the Townsville Port Authority, and served with the RAAF for 17 years as a Squadron Leader in the specialist legal corps reserve. Marjorie has a close connection with JCU, having graduated with Honours majoring in history and politics, and then lecturing in law, (graduating in that discipline from QUT), before going to the private Bar. She assisted the late Marylyn Mayo in successfully lobbying for a JCU department of law; was a co-founder of the Women’s Legal Service in Townsville; and was granted the inaugural JCU Law Society life membership, in 1992.

Marjorie is also founder and Managing Director of AFARM, a farm-animal rescue charity, based on the Atherton Tablelands.

Marjorie lives in on her farm in Tolga on the Atherton Tablelands west of Cairns, with her husband (a chief pilot and Angel Flight volunteer), where she runs a farm-animal rescue program. She has three sons and six grandchildren, and flies down to the Brisbane office of Angel Flight each week.