Samantha Mostyn to be our new Governor-General

Samantha Mostyn and Prime Minister Anthony Albanese. | Newsreel
In-coming Governor-General and recipient of the Companion of the Order of Australia Samantha Mostyn with Prime Minister Anthony Albanese. | Photo: Supplied by The Australian Government

Samantha Mostyn will be Australia’s new Governor-General when David Hurley’s term ends in June this year.

Making the announcement, Prime Minister Anthony Albanese said Ms Mostyn was a businesswoman and community leader with a long history in executive and governance roles across diverse sectors.

Mr Albanese said she had chaired multiple not-for-profit boards, including Beyond Blue, the Foundation of Young Australians, Australians Investing in Women, Ausfilm and the Australian National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety and Australian Volunteers International.

“Ms Mostyn also has had an extensive career in the Australian business community, including working at senior levels in telecommunications and insurance companies in Australia and globally,” he said.

“She has also held senior non-executive roles on boards including Transurban, Virgin Australia, and has been chair of Citibank Australia. She currently chairs AWARE Super and Alberts Music Group and is on the board of Mirvac.”

Ms Mostyn is a lawyer by training, who started her career as an associate in the Court of Appeal of the NSW Supreme Court and has worked at law firms Freehills and Gilbert and Tobin and more recently was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from the Australian National University.