Dr. Christopher Magarey was for 35 years a Specialist Surgeon at St George and related hospitals in Sydney.
He was an Associate Professor in Surgery at the University of New South Wales, publishing research in breast cancer and key-hole surgery.
From 1990 he ran his own full time private surgical practice until his retirement in 2007.
He has been a Siddha Yoga Meditation Teacher since 1985. He was instrumental in the purchase of the Siddha Yoga Ashram in Newtown in 1981, and then the Siddha Yoga Ashram at Hurlstone Park in 1983. He has been the Siddha Yoga Foundation's donations coordinator since 2011 and a Trustee since 2012.