Announcement of a new Governor-General of Australia

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Samantha Mostyn AO will become the next Governor-General of Australia.

His Majesty The King, on the recommendation of the Prime Minister of Australia, Mr Anthony Albanese, has been pleased to approve the appointment of Ms Samantha Mostyn AO, as the Governor-General Designate of the Commonwealth of Australia.

Ms Mostyn will succeed His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Ret’d) and will be Australia’s 28th Governor-General when she is sworn in on 1 July 2024. The Governor-General is The King’s representative in Australia.

The Governor-General holds office at the pleasure of The King, however, in Australia, a Governor-General’s term of office is usually understood to be five years. His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley will conclude his appointment on 1 July 2024.

Ms Mostyn is known for her exceptional service to the Australian community. She is a businesswoman and community leader with a long history in executive and governance roles across diverse sectors.

Find out more on the Australian Prime Minister's website.

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