Prime Minister Tony Abbott has announced that General Peter Cosgrove AC MC will take up the role of Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia in March. BPW Australia congratulates this eminent Australian on his appointment.
We also acknowledge with respect and deep gratitude the exceptional leadership of the outgoing Governor-General, Her Excellency Ms Quentin Bryce AC, our patron. Quentin Bryce is a role model for all Australian women. A highly respected professional in her chosen field who rose to the country’s highest rank, Ms Bryce has shown leadership, dignity, courage and commitment as Australia’s first female Governor-General.