|Monarch Queen Elizabeth II|
Name Paul Jersey
Preceded by Penelope Wensley
Nominated by Rob Borbidge
Succeeded by Tim Carmody
|Premier Campbell Newman
Appointed by Peter Arnison representing Queen Elizabeth II
Governor Peter Arnison (1997–2003) Quentin Bryce (2003–2008) Penelope Wensley (2008–2014)
Born 21 September 1948 (age 67) Brisbane, Queensland, Australia (1948-09-21)
Education Anglican Church Grammar School
Awards Order of Australia, Order of Saint John
Service/branch Australian Army Reserve
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Paul de Jersey, (born 21 September 1948) is an Australian jurist who is the current Governor of Queensland. From 1998 to 2014, he was Chief Justice of Queensland.
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De Jersey was educated at Anglican Church Grammar School (1961–1965) and the University of Queensland. He graduated with a BA., LL.B.(Hons) in 1971.
He was part of the Queensland University Regiment from 1966 to 1971, and was commissioned in 1969.
He practised law in Queensland and was called to the Queensland Bar in 1971. He took silk in 1981 as one of Her Majesty’s Counsel (QC).
At the Bar he practised in the commercial field; appeared in constitutional cases before the High Court of Australia, and also appeared before the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council.
He was appointed a Judge of the Supreme Court of Queensland in 1985 and was the Commercial Causes Judge between 1986–1989.
He was the judge constituting the Mental Health Tribunal between 1994–1996.
He was the President of the Queensland Industrial Court between 1996–1997 and was also the chairman of the Law Reform Commission of Queensland during the same period.
He was appointed Chief Justice of Queensland on 17 February 1998.
He has been the Chancellor of the Anglican Diocese of Brisbane since 1991.
He was the Vice President of the Australian Cancer Society between 1995 and 1998 and its President between 1998 and 2001, a trustee of the National Breast Cancer Foundation between 1994 and 1999 and the Chairman of the Queensland Cancer Fund (now The Cancer Council Queensland) between 1994 and 2001.
De Jersey became the 26th Governor of Queensland on 29 July 2014. On the retirement of Alex Chernov as Governor of Victoria on 1 July 2015, de Jersey became the longest-serving Governor of an Australian state and by custom assumed the additional office of Administrator of the Commonwealth who exercises the powers of the Governor-General of Australia in the Governor-General's absence or disability.
Titles, styles and honours
De Jersey's style and title as Governor in full is: His Excellency The Honourable Paul de Jersey, Companion of the Order of Australia, Queen's Counsel, Governor of the State of Queensland in the Commonwealth of Australia.