Patsy Reddy

governor-general of New Zealand from 2016 to 2021

Dame Patricia Lee Reddy GNZM QSO DStJ (born 17 May 1954) is a New Zealand lawyer and businesswoman. She was the 21st Governor-General of New Zealand from 2016 until 2021.[1][2]


Dame Patsy Reddy

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21st Governor-General of New Zealand
In office
28 September 2016 – 21 October 2021
MonarchElizabeth II
Prime MinisterJohn Key
Bill English
Jacinda Ardern
Preceded bySir Jerry Mateparae
Succeeded byDame Cindy Kiro
Personal details
Born
Patricia Lee Reddy

(1954-05-17) 17 May 1954 (age 67)
Matamata, New Zealand
Spouse(s)
Geoff Harley
(div. 1988)

ResidenceGovernment House, Wellington
Alma materVictoria University of Wellington
ProfessionLawyer

ReferencesEdit

  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). beehive.govt.nz. Archived from the original (PDF) on 7 April 2016. Retrieved 23 March 2016.