Linda Dessau

Australian judge and Governor of Victoria

Linda Marion Dessau AC (born 8 May 1953)[1] has been the Governor of Victoria since 1 July 2015.[2] She is the first female and the first Jewish holder of the office.


Linda Dessau

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29th Governor of Victoria
Assumed office
1 July 2015
MonarchElizabeth II
PremierDaniel Andrews
LieutenantMarilyn Warren (2015–2017)
Ken Lay (2017–present)
Preceded byAlex Chernov
Personal details
Born
Linda Marion Dessau

(1953-05-08) 8 May 1953 (age 67)
East Melbourne, Victoria
NationalityAustralian
Spouse(s)
Tony Howard (m. 1982)
Children2
ResidenceGovernment House, Melbourne
EducationSt Catherine's School, Toorak
University of Melbourne
ProfessionJurist, barrister
WebsiteGovernor of Victoria

She was a judge of the Family Court of Australia from 1995 to 2013.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Welcomes" (PDF). Victorian Bar News. Spring 1995. Archived from the original (PDF) on 23 March 2015. Retrieved 12 February 2015.
  2. White, Alex (1 July 2015). "Victoria's first female Governor Linda Dessau sworn in". Herald Sun. Retrieved 1 July 2015.
  3. Justice Linda Dessau retires from the Family Court of Australia, Family Court of Australia, 21 June 2013.