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Reddy to be new governor-general
Source: NZ Newswire
New Zealand will have its third female governor-general after Dame Patsy Reddy was named to replace the outgoing Sir Jerry Mateparae. The lawyer and company director will succeed Sir Jerry when his five-year term ends in August, Prime Minister John Key announced on Tuesday. The governor-general is appointed on the recommendation of the prime minister. Dame Patsy, who is also a chief negotiator for Treaty of Waitangi settlements, worked with Sir Michael Cullen on the recent review of the security agencies. The 63-year-old is chairwoman of the Film Commission, deputy chairwoman of NZ Transport Agency, and was a former law lecturer at Victoria University and partner at law firm Minter Ellison Rudd Watts. She was previously on the board of blue chip companies Telecom, SkyCity, NZ Post and Air NZ.
Posted by Elizabeth Kerr