Chief Health Officer Jeannette Young announced as next Queensland Governor

Chief Health Officer Jeannette Young has been appointed as Queensland’s next governor.

She will replace Governor Paul de Jersey when his term ends later this year.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the appointment was in recognition of Dr Young’s service as Queensland’s Chief Health Officer over the past year.

“Dr Young’s service to the state is exemplary, having steered Queensland safely through the COVID-19 pandemic, the greatest peacetime emergency in a century,” Ms Palaszczuk said.  

Dr Young will be sworn in as Governor on 1 November this year.