PM names Samantha Mostyn as next governor-general

Source: Facebook/The Uluru Statement from the Heart

Businesswoman and gender equality advocate Samantha Mostyn has been named as Australia’s next governor-general.

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese announced the appointment in Canberra on Wednesday.

“Ms Mostyn is a modern and optimistic leader for our modern and optimistic nation,” he said.

“Her leadership reflects our enduring Australian values of equality, fairness and a responsibility to build a better future for the next generation.”

Mostyn is president of Chief Executive Women. She has also worked with Reconciliation Australia, beyondblue, the Australia Council for the Arts and the National Mental Health Commission, and has also been an AFL commissioner.

Mostyn will be sworn in on July 1, becoming Australia’s 28th governor-general and the second woman to hold the role. She will take over from current Governor-General David Hurley.

Her appointment follows approval from Buckingham Palace of Albanese’s recommendation.

“I’m deeply honoured by this great privilege and look forward to representing the values, hopes, and aspirations of all Australians,” Mostyn said.

“I will never underestimate or take for granted the expectations that come with high office and I am ready to serve with integrity, compassion, and respect.”

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