Patsy Reddy

Politics

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Year of Birth

1955

Nationality

NZ

Field of Knowledge

Politics

Dame Patricia Lee Reddy (born 17 May 1954) is a New Zealand lawyer and businesswoman serving as the 21st and current Governor-General of New Zealand, in office since 2016. She is the third woman to be appointed to the position, after Dame Catherine Tizard and Dame Silvia Cartwright.
Before becoming Governor-General, Reddy was a partner of a law firm, headed a major review of intelligence agencies, held multiple directorships, chaired the New Zealand Film Commission, and worked as a chief negotiator on Treaty of Waitangi settlements. Prime Minister John Key recommended her to succeed Sir Jerry Mateparae as Governor-General. Reddy was sworn in on 28 September 2016.

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