David Hurley

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Hurley in January 2014

David John Hurley AC DSC (born 26 August 1953) is an Australian former army officer. At the moment, he is the Governor of New South Wales since 2014. He had a 42-year long career in the Australian Army. He served as the Chief of Capability Development Group (2003–2007), the Chief of Joint Operations (2007–2008). He later served as the AF's Vice Chief (2008–2011), and as Chief (2011–2014), in succession to Air Chief Marshal Angus Houston.[1] Hurley retired from the army in June 2014 at the rank of general.

On 16 December 2018, it was said that Queen Elizabeth II had allowed Hurley to become the next Governor-General of Australia. This was on the advice of Prime Minister Scott Morrison. He will start serving as Governor-General in June 2019.[2][3]

Hurley was born in Wollongong, New South Wales. He is married to Linda. The couple have three children.

References[change | change source]

  1. Massola, James (1 June 2011). "David Hurley is made new defence force chief as part of sweeping renewal of top brass". The Australian. News Limited. Retrieved 27 March 2019.
  2. "Australia's New Governor-General". Prime Minister of Australia. 16 December 2018. Retrieved 27 March 2019.
  3. Karp, Paul; Cox, Lisa (16 December 2018). "David Hurley named next governor general of Australia as Labor blasts timing". The Guardian. Retrieved 27 March 2019.