Silvia Cartwright

New Zealand viceroy, jurist

Dame Silvia Rose Cartwright PCNZM DBE QSO (née Poulter, born 7 November 1943) is a New Zealand jurist who served as the 18th Governor-General of New Zealand, from 2001 to 2006.[1]

Dame Silvia Cartwright

Governor-General Silvia Cartwright.jpg
18th Governor-General of New Zealand
In office
4 April 2001 – 4 August 2006
MonarchElizabeth II
Prime MinisterHelen Clark
Preceded bySir Michael Hardie Boys
Succeeded bySir Anand Satyanand
3rd Chief District Court judge
In office
Preceded byPeter Trapski
Succeeded byRon Young
Personal details
Silvia Rose Poulter

(1943-11-07) 7 November 1943 (age 79)
Dunedin, New Zealand
Peter Cartwright
(m. 1969; died 2019)
Alma materUniversity of Otago


  1. Dame Silvia Cartwright (16 June 2002). "Speech to Save the Children AGM". Archived from the original on 28 September 2007. Retrieved 23 July 2007.