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Victorian Chamber congratulates Prof Gardiner on imminent appointment as Governor

The Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry < 1 mins read

The Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry congratulates Monash University Vice-Chancellor Professor Margaret Gardner AC, who the Premier today announced will be appointed the 30th Governor of Victoria.

Professor Gardner AC will bring a wealth of experience, wisdom and dedication to the role in recognition of her exemplary service to the state and community.

We also take this opportunity to express our sincere gratitude to Her Excellency, the Hon Linda Dessau AC CVO.

As Victoria’s first female Governor, Her Excellency has been an outstanding representative of our state, embodying the highest standards of leadership throughout her term. She has tirelessly served Victoria, fostered unity and promoted the values that make this state unique.

Together with her husband Mr Anthony Howard AM KC, they have been true champions of progress, inclusivity and cultural diversity. Their unwavering commitment, accomplishment and impact will be remembered for years to come.


To be attributed to Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Chief Executive Paul Guerra:

“The Victorian Chamber extends our congratulations to Victoria’s next Governor. This distinguished appointment is a testament to Professor Gardner’s exceptional leadership and dedication to public service, and we look forward to witnessing the transformative impact she will have in this role.

“I would also like to express my deepest gratitude and thanks to Her Excellency, the Hon Linda Dessau AC CVO for her outstanding service to our state and country. Her unwavering dedication and tireless efforts have left an indelible mark on Victoria, and we are immensely grateful for the exemplary leadership during her tenure.

“Together with her husband, Mr Anthony Howard AM KC, the Governor has made a profound positive impact on Victoria’s bonds with the wider nation and indeed internationally.”

Contact details:

Mikkayla Mossop,, 0423 883 945

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