Governor David Hurley Appointed As Governor-General

Governor David Hurley Appointed As Governor-General

New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian

Appointment Of Governor David Hurley As Governor-General

Victor P Taffa

Premier Gladys Berejiklian has congratulated His Excellency General The Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Ret’d), Governor of New South Wales on being appointed the next Governor-General of Australia.

Premier Berejiklian has paid tribute to Governor Hurley for his committed service to the people of New South Wales over the past 4 years.

“Governor Hurley has dedicated his entire adult life to the service of his country.” Premier Berejiklian said.

“People of New South Wales have been extremely fortunate to have him as our 38th Governor.”

“Governor Hurley has completed scores of visits to all parts of regional New South Wales from Albury to Lismore to Broken Hill and everywhere in between.” Premier Berejiklian said.

“He has played an integral role in helping New South Wales communities commemorate the Centenary of Anzac”

“Governor Hurley has also worked tirelessly to assist communities battling drought, bushfires and floods, providing his support in times of need.”

“In all aspects of his duties, he has been supported by his wife Linda. Mrs. Hurley is also held in high regard for her compassion and commitment to New South Wales.” Premier Berejiklian said.

Governor Hurley was born in Wollongong in 1953 and graduated from the Royal Military College, Duntroon in December 1975 into the Royal Australian Infantry Corps.

In 2010 General Hurley became a Companion of the Order of Australia for eminent service to the Australian Defence Force. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for his service in Somalia during Operation SOLACE.

Governor Hurley’s current term as Governor of New South Wales expires next year. A decision on the next Governor will be made in the near future.