David Gascoigne

New Zealand lawyer and statesman

Sir David Rendel Kingston Gascoigne KNZM CBE QSO CStJ (born 15 January 1940) is a New Zealand lawyer and former judicial conduct commissioner. He is the husband of Dame Patsy Reddy, who was the 21st governor-general of New Zealand from 2016 to 2021.

Sir David Gascoigne

Viceregal consort of New Zealand
In office
28 September 2016 – 28 September 2021
Preceded byJanine, Lady Mateparae
Succeeded byRichard Davies
Personal details
David Rendel Kingston Gascoigne

(1940-01-15) 15 January 1940 (age 84)
Wairau, New Zealand
Spouse(s)Margaret Louise Campbell
(m. 2016)
Alma materVictoria University of Wellington

In 1989, Gascoigne was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire.[1]

In 2021, Gascoigne was appointed an additional Companion of the Queen's Service Order.[2][3]


  1. "No. 51580". The London Gazette (3rd supplement). 31 December 1988. p. 33.
  2. Ardern, Jacinda (28 September 2021). "PM farewells Governor General Dame Patsy Reddy". New Zealand Government. Retrieved 28 September 2021.
  3. "Special honours list 28 September 2021". Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. 28 September 2021. Retrieved 28 September 2021.