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Prominent Businesswoman Sam Mostyn to Serve as Australia’s Next Governor-General

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Sam Mostyn, a prominent business leader and advocate for gender equality, has been selected as the next governor-general of Australia. Mostyn’s appointment was confirmed by Prime Minister Anthony Albanese after receiving approval from King Charles. She will succeed David Hurley and become the 28th governor-general of Australia, following in the footsteps of Quentin Bryce as the second woman to hold this prestigious position.

Mostyn, who holds a degree from the Australian National University and was honored as an officer of the Order of Australia in 2021, brings a wealth of experience from her roles at Citibank Australia, Mirvac, and the Women’s Economic Equality Taskforce. She has been a driving force behind initiatives such as the AFLW competition and has served on various boards including the Australia Council for the Arts and the National Mental Health Commission.

In her acceptance speech, Mostyn expressed deep gratitude for the opportunity to serve as the governor-general, emphasizing her commitment to representing the values and aspirations of all Australians. She highlighted the importance of service and community engagement, citing her diverse experiences from corporate boardrooms to grassroots community work.

Having played a pivotal role in advancing gender equality in sports through her involvement with the AFL, Mostyn’s appointment signals a significant milestone in Australian political leadership. Her background in business and advocacy for social causes positions her well to navigate the complexities of the role and contribute meaningfully to the nation’s future.

David Hurley, the outgoing governor-general, welcomed Mostyn’s appointment, praising her dedication to positive change and service to the community. Mostyn’s extensive track record in various sectors, including her contributions to reconciliation initiatives and mental health advocacy, underscores her preparedness to take on this important national role.

Rachel Adams

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