Next Governor of NSW announced

Published: 14 Jan 2019

The Honourable Justice Margaret Beazley QC AO has been announced as the next Governor of NSW.

Justice Beazley who is the current President of the NSW Court of Appeal will become NSW’s 39th Governor in May 2019.

Premier Gladys Berejiklian said she is delighted Her Majesty, the Queen, has approved her recommendation of Justice Beazley for the appointment of Governor.

“Justice Beazley is an exceptional Australian who has served our state and nation with distinction for many years. The people of NSW are extremely fortunate Justice Beazley has accepted the position of Governor,” Ms Berejiklian said.

Justice Beazley was born in Sydney in 1951 and graduated from Sydney Law School with Honours in Law in 1974. She was appointed Queens Counsel in 1989.

In 2006, Justice Beazley was made an Officer in the Order of Australia for service to the judiciary and the law, particularly through contributions to professional and ethical standards and the advancement of women in the legal profession and the community.

Premier Gladys Berejiklian paid tribute to His Excellency General The Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Ret’d) and Mrs Linda Hurley.

“Governor Hurley has worked tirelessly and with the utmost compassion, warmth and respect for members of our local and international communities during his tenure as Governor,” Ms Berejiklian said.

“We should all be very proud and honoured that he will be our next Governor-General of Australia and I wish him every success in his new role.”

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