Cindy Kiro

New Zealand Governor-General, former academic and social justice advocate

Kahurangi (Dame) Alcyion Cynthia Kiro GNZM QSO (born 1958) is a 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.[2]


Kahurangi (Dame) Cindy Kiro

Cindy Kiro official portrait October 2021 (cropped).jpg
Kiro in 2021
22nd Governor-General of New Zealand
Assumed office
21 October 2021
MonarchElizabeth II
Charles III
Prime MinisterJacinda Ardern
Chris Hipkins
Preceded byDame Patsy Reddy
Personal details
Born
Alcyion Cynthia Kiro

1958 (age 64–65)[1]
Whangārei, New Zealand
Alma materUniversity of Auckland
Massey University
European University Institute
Scientific career
FieldsPublic health
ThesisKimihia Hauora Māori = Māori Health Policy and Practice (2001)
Academic advisorsMichael Belgrave
Chris Cunningham

ReferencesEdit

  1. Small, Zane (24 May 2021). "Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announces Dame Cindy Kiro as next Governor-General". Newshub.
  2. "Dame Cindy Kiro: New Zealand's first Māori woman to be governor-general, on her 'very poor' upbringing and life of service". New Zealand Herald. 24 May 2021. Retrieved 2021-05-24.

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