Frances Adamson

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Frances Adamson

Official portrait, 2012
36th Governor of South Australia
Assumed office
7 October 2021
MonarchElizabeth II
PremierSteven Marshall
Lieutenant GovernorBrenda Wilson
Preceded byHieu Van Le
Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
In office
22 July 2016 – 25 June 2021
Foreign MinisterJulie Bishop
Marise Payne
Preceded byPeter Varghese
Succeeded byKathryn Campbell
Australian Ambassador to China
In office
August 2011 – February 2016
Prime MinisterJulia Gillard
Kevin Rudd
Tony Abbott
Malcolm Turnbull
Foreign MinisterKevin Rudd
Bob Carr
Julie Bishop
Preceded byGeoff Raby
Succeeded byJan Adams
Personal details
Frances Jennifer Adamson

(1961-04-20) 20 April 1961 (age 62)
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Spouse(s)Rod Bunten
MotherJennifer Cashmore[1]
FatherIan Adamson
EducationWalford Anglican School for Girls
Alma materUniversity of Adelaide (BEc)

Frances Jennifer Adamson, AC (born 20 April 1961) is an Australian politician. She is the 36th Governor of South Australia since 7 October 2021.[2] She was the Ambassador to China from 2011 until 2016.

References[change | change source]

  1. Walker, Tony (22 January 2016). "PM's foreign affairs adviser Frances Adamson is a 'hard-headed realist'". Australian Financial Review. Fairfax Media.
  2. "Frances Adamson sworn in as South Australia Governor". Sky News. 7 October 2021. Retrieved 7 October 2021.