CEO Message March 2020

We are pleased to advise that Her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley AC QC has granted our request for Vice Regal Patronage to the Royal Automobile Club of Australia. Her Excellency is the 39th Governor of New South Wales, commencing her five-year tenure on 2 May 2019.

Prior to her appointment as Governor, Her Excellency enjoyed a long and distinguished law career spanning 43 years, during which time she served as a role model for women in law at both the State and national level.

Appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1989, in 1993 she was made a judge of the Federal Court of Australia, the first woman to sit exclusively in that Court. In 1996, she achieved the distinction of being the first woman appointed to the New South Wales Court of Appeal and, subsequently, as the first woman to be appointed as its President.She served, on a number of occasions, as Administrator of the Government of the State of New South Wales.

She was made a Companion of the Order of Australia in the Australia Day Honours List on 26 January 2020 for "eminent service to the people of NewSouth Wales, particularly through leadership roles in the judiciary, and as a mentor of young women lawyers".

Her Excellency brings her deep commitment to education, youth leadership, human rights and social justice to the role in service of the people of New South Wales.

We look forward to welcoming Her Excellency to the Club.

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