Chief Justice Paul de Jersey named Queensland’s next Governor

SUPREME Court Chief Justice Paul de Jersey has been named Queensland’s next Governor.

The 66-year-old will replace former diplomat Penelope Wensley, who has been the Governor since 2008.

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

The ABC reports, Justice de Jersey was born in 1948 and educated at the Anglican Church Grammar School in Brisbane, and the University of Queensland.

He has practised law since 1971, took silk 10 years later, and was appointed a Supreme Court Judge in 1985.

He was awarded a Companion of the Order of Australia in 2000.

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

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