Jeannette Young

Australian medical doctor and administrator

Jeannette Rosita Young[3] PSM (born 1963) is an Australian politician, physician and medical administrator. She is the current governor of the state of Queensland since 2021. Young was the Chief Health Officer of Queensland Health from 2005 to 2021.[4]

Jeannette Young

Jeannette Young in August 2020.
27th Governor of Queensland
Assumed office
1 November 2021
MonarchElizabeth II
PremierAnnastacia Palaszczuk
Preceded byPaul de Jersey
Chief Health Officer of Queensland
In office
17 August 2005 – 1 November 2021
DeputySonya Bennett (2020–2021)
Peter Aitken (2021)
Lynne McKinlay (2021)
James Smith (2021)
Preceded byGerry FitzGerald
Succeeded byJohn Gerrard
Personal details
Born1963 (age 60–61)[1]
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Graeme Nimmo
(m. 2000)
EducationSt Ives High School
Alma mater
  1. Received an honorary degree.
  2. Received an honorary degree.


  1. "The Governor's Biography". Government House Queensland. Retrieved 2 November 2021.
  2. Miles, Janelle (4 December 2020). "'I lost eight people in one shift': CHO's horror night". The Courier-Mail. Archived from the original on 5 August 2021. Retrieved 4 February 2021.
  3. "Bundaberg Hospital Commission of Inquiry – Statement of Dr. Jeanette Rosita Young" (PDF). Queensland Public Hospitals Commission of Inquiry. 20 May 2005. Retrieved 5 November 2021.
  4. Lynch, Lydia (30 April 2020). "Jeannette Young: who is the woman leading Queensland's fight against COVID-19?". Brisbane Times. Archived from the original on 22 November 2020. Retrieved 19 November 2020.