Patsy Reddy

Confirmed: Key announces Patsy as Governor-General

The NZ Herald reports:

Prime Minister John Key has announced that the next Governor-General will be Dame Patsy Reddy.

Dame Patsy will replace Sir Jerry Mateparae whose five-year term ends on August 31, becoming the third woman to hold the post.

“I am delighted Dame Patsy accepted the role,” says Mr Key. “She is a passionate New Zealander, a well-respected businesswoman and a staunch supporter of our creative sector.

“She is thoughtful, articulate and has a brilliant legal mind. I am sure New Zealanders will be proud to have her as our Governor-General.”

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