The Governor-General, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd) welcomes announcement of next Governor-General
16 December 2018

I welcome the announcement that His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd) will be Australia’s next Governor-General, commencing in late June 2019.

His Excellency has dedicated his professional life to service, first in the Australian Army and most recently as the Governor of New South Wales.

Lynne and I have known David and his wife Linda for many years and congratulate them both. They are wonderful people who will represent and serve all Australians with distinction.