Patsy Reddy

current Governor-General of New Zealand since 2016

Dame Patricia Lee Reddy GNZM QSO DStJ (born 17 May 1954) is a New Zealand lawyer and businesswoman. She is the 21st and current Governor-General of New Zealand since 2016.[1][2]

Dame Patsy Reddy

Patsy Reddy official portrait.jpg
21st Governor-General of New Zealand
Assumed office
28 September 2016
MonarchElizabeth II
Prime MinisterJohn Key
Bill English
Jacinda Ardern
Preceded bySir Jerry Mateparae
Personal details
Patricia Lee Reddy

(1954-05-17) 17 May 1954 (age 66)
Matamata, New Zealand
Geoff Harley
(div. 1988)

ResidenceGovernment House, Wellington
Alma materVictoria University of Wellington


  1. "New Governor-General: who is Dame Patsy Reddy?". New Zealand Herald. 22 March 2016. Retrieved 1 April 2016.
  2. "Dame Patsy Reddy – biographical notes" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 7 April 2016. Retrieved 23 March 2016.