Hieu Van Le

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Le in June 2015

Hieu Van Le AC (Vietnamese: Lê Văn Hiếu; born 1 January 1954) is a Vietnamese-born Australian economist and politician. He is the 35th and current Governor of South Australia since 1 September 2014. He served as the state's lieutenant-governor from 2007 to 2014. He also served as chair of the South Australian Multicultural and Ethnic Affairs Commission (SAMEAC) from 2006 to 2009. Le is the first person from an Asian background to be made a state governor in Australia.[1]

Le was born in Quảng Trị, South Vietnam. He grew up in Da Nang. He fled Vietnam from the new communist rule in November 1977. He came by boat to Darwin as a refugee. He is married to Lan. The couple's two sons, Don and Kim, are named after Australian cricketers Don Bradman and Kim Hughes.[2]

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  1. Martin, Sarah (2 September 2014). "SA Governor Hieu Van Le 'a beacon of hope'". The Australian. Retrieved 16 April 2019.
  2. "Hieu Van Le to be next SA Governor: From war-torn Vietnam to vice-regal post". ABC News. 26 June 2014. Retrieved 16 April 2019.

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