His Excellency the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC Governor of Queensland

About Our Patron

His Excellency the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC, Governor of Queensland has accepted patronage of MND Queensland in September 2014.

Paul de Jersey was born in Brisbane and graduated in Arts and Laws (Honours) from the University of Queensland. He was called to the Bar at the end of 1971 and was appointed as Her Majesty’s Counsel (QC) in 1981. He was appointed as a Judge of the Supreme Court of Queensland, became 17th Chief Justice of Queensland and served in that role until July 2014. 
 
Beyond the court, His Excellency has been extensively involved in community and charitable endeavours, especially in Queensland. He served as Chairman of the Queensland Cancer Fund (1994-2001), President of the Australian Cancer Society (1998-2001), and a Trustee of the National Breast Cancer Foundation (1994-1999). His Excellency chaired the Council of QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, Queensland’s leading and signature medical research institute, from June 2013 until his appointment as Governor of Queensland on 29 July 2014. In recognition of his contribution to the Australian community, the Governor was appointed a Companion of the Order of Australia in 2000, and awarded a Centenary Medal in 2003. He holds honorary doctorates from the University of Queensland, the University of Southern Queensland and Griffith University. 
 
His Excellency the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC was appointed the 26th Governor of Queensland on 29 July 2014. To view full biography, click here or on the Government House website
 

Our Vice Patrons

  • Dr Robert Henderson, Neurologist
  • Professor Pamela McCombe, Neurologist
  • The Hon Henry Palaszczuk

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