Her Majesty the Queen has approved a two year extension of His Excellency the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC as Governor of Queensland.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said His Excellency had made a significant contribution to Queensland since he was sworn in as the 26th Governor of Queensland on 29 July 2014.
“The Governor has undertaken an extensive program of community engagements and regional travel, ensuring that as many Queenslanders as possible have had the opportunity to see and meet him,” Ms Palaszczuk said.
“His Excellency has also strengthened Queensland’s international relationships by promoting Queensland to high-level visitors to the State and when overseas, through programs that support Queensland’s trade, investment and cultural objectives.
“I would also like to acknowledge the work of His Excellency in commemorating and honouring the service and sacrifice of Australians in war.
“His Excellency recently represented all Queenslanders at Remembrance Day ceremonies in London and France for the Centenary of the First World War Armistice.
“The Government is very pleased that His Excellency has accepted the opportunity to continue to serve Queenslanders as their Governor for a further two years.
“I know that the Governor will continue to be a Governor for all Queenslanders and carry out his responsibilities with honour and pride.”