NARRANDERA born Governor of NSW Professor Marie Bashir will retire from here position in September next year.
NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell announced that Professor Bashir would retire after 13 years in the role on September 26 2014.
“Professor Bashir has been one of this State’s most loved Governors and it is with regret I accept her decision to stand down next year,” Mr O’Farrell said.
“She is an inspiration to everyone she meets, from children in schools, business leaders, visiting Heads of State, to those affected by natural disasters and members of our ethnic and Indigenous communities.”
“Professor Bashir’s tireless work for charity, genuine interest in all areas of the State, particularly rural and regional NSW, and caring nature have endeared her to all.”
“NSW is a better place for Professor Bashir’s service. The next Governor will have big shoes to fill.”
Professor Bashir was appointed the 37thGovernor of NSW on 1 March 2001 and her commission was due to end in February 2014, however the Premier requested that she extend her commission until September 2014, at which time she will retire.
"Her Majesty has welcomed my suggestion to extend the Commission of Her Excellency the Governor. I will now formally submit that request to The Queen for approval," Mr O’Farrell said.