Premier The Honourable Campbell Newman

Published: Comments:

Social:   

Her Majesty the Queen has approved the appointment of the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC as the 26th Governor of Queensland.

Premier Campbell Newman said his Honour comes to the office of Governor following a distinguished career, most notably serving the people of Queensland as Chief Justice for the past 16 years.

“It is a great pleasure and honour to announce that Chief Justice de Jersey will continue to serve Queensland in his new role,” Mr Newman said.

“His Honour was born in Brisbane and raised in country Queensland as the third son of school teacher parents and is a proud Queenslander who has made a huge contribution to the legal profession.

“His extensive experience and service to the people of Queensland makes him not just qualified, but the perfect fit for this important role.

“The Chief Justice practised as a barrister for 14 years, the last three years as Queen’s Counsel before being appointed as a Judge of the Supreme Court of Queensland for 13 years.

“From there, he has served the people of Queensland impeccably as the head of the Queensland court system.

“Despite his busy schedule, Chief Justice de Jersey has managed to find time to give back to the community, especially to charities advancing cancer research and as the Chancellor of the Brisbane Diocese of the Anglican Church.

“I welcome his Honour, his wife Kaye and their three children, Carolyn, Alison and David and grandchildren, Alexander, Sophie and Lily to this appointment.

Mr Newman said Chief Justice de Jersey would be sworn in as the 26th Governor and formally take over from current Governor Penelope Wensley AC on 29 July 2014.

“Ms Wensley has served her six year term with great distinction and on behalf of all Queenslanders I thank her for the significant contribution she has made to Queensland,” he said.

“The Governor will continue to undertake full official and public duties until the end of her term.

Premier
The Honourable Campbell Newman
Wednesday 26th of February 2014

 
Queensland Government, Campbell Newman MP, The Premier of Queensland :
PO Box 15185, City East, Queensland 4002, Brisbane
07 3224 4500
13 74 68
Queensland Government, Campbell Newman MP, The Premier of Queensland
Showing 10+ recent articles for this business
Statement from caretaker Premier Campbell Newman 10 February 2015 | This morning I tended my resignation as Premier of Queensland to his Excellency the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC, pending the appointment of a new Premier. More information...
Statement from Premier Campbell Newman 12 January 2015 | This afternoon I met with the family of those who lost their lives in the tragic incident that occurred in Murray Street, Cairns, last month. More information...
Statement from the Premier 19 December 2014 | I am deeply saddened and shocked by the tragic events in Cairns today. More information...
Fire service culture must change 19 December 2014 | The Queensland Fire and Emergency Services will undergo “systemic change” after an independent review was damning of the organisation’s handling of sexual harassment and workplace bullying incidents. More information...
Statement from Premier Campbell Newman 16 December 2014 | My thoughts and prayers and those of all Queenslanders are with everyone caught up in the terrible events in Sydney’s CBD in the past 24 hours. More information...
Premier's Christmas boost for Queensland charities 15 December 2014 | Four of Queensland’s favourite charities have shared in a $400,000 boost just in time for Christmas. More information...
Queensland community helicopters secured for a decade 15 December 2014 | Thousands of families from North Queensland to the Gold Coast will be safer after lifesaving helicopter rescue services were guaranteed with a new long-term funding agreement with the Queensland Government. More information...
Nominations open in 2015 Queensland Reconciliation Awards 12 December 2014 | Queenslanders have the opportunity to help change community attitudes to reconciliation with Premier Campbell Newman opening nominations for the 2015 Queensland Reconciliation Awards. More information...
Pirates on schedule for 2015 12 December 2014 | The biggest budget film to be shot in Queensland is on schedule to start production in 2015, boosting the State’s economy and creating thousands of jobs. More information...
Landmark Accord for Queensland firefighters 11 December 2014 | Queensland firefighters who serve their community will have better working conditions following a historic Accord introduced by the LNP Government. More information...

Social:   
comments powered by Disqus

All articles submitted by third parties or written by My Sunshine Coast come under our Disclaimer / Terms of Service