Kahurangi (Dame) Alcyion Cynthia Kiro New Zealand public health academic, administrator, and activist. She is the 22nd Governor-General of New Zealand since 21 October 2021. Kiro is the first Māori woman, the third person of Māori descent, and the fourth woman to hold the office.(born 1958) is a
Kahurangi (Dame) Cindy Kiro
|22nd Governor-General of New Zealand|
|Assumed office |
21 October 2021
|Prime Minister||Jacinda Ardern|
|Preceded by||Dame Patsy Reddy|
Alcyion Cynthia Kiro
1958 (age 64–65)
Whangārei, New Zealand
|Alma mater||University of Auckland|
European University Institute
|Thesis||Kimihia Hauora Māori = Māori Health Policy and Practice (2001)|
|Academic advisors||Michael Belgrave|
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