Has John Key selected a Patsy for G-G?

Audrey Young seems to think so:

Dame Patsy Reddy is poised to be named as New Zealand’s next Governor-General to replace Sir Jerry Mateparae.

Dame Patsy, 63, recently worked with Sir Michael Cullen on the review of the legislation related to New Zealand’s intelligence agencies.

She has practised as a lawyer, been a law lecturer at Victoria University and is well regarded for her work as a professional director, including a stint chairing the Film Commission. ?

She was made a Dame in 2014.

Her husband is former Judicial Conduct Commissioner Sir David Gascoigne.

The pair are Wellington-based but also have a property in the Wairarapa and are neighbours of film director James Cameron.

Prime Minister John Key confirmed yesterday that an announcement was imminent – possibly as Dame Patsy Reddy to be Governor-General early as today.

So a speculator from Audrey Young.

In any case Patsy Reddy seems qualified…certainly far more qualified than the other speculators from the Herald.


– NZ Herald