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Cindy Kiro to be next governor-general

Staff reporters
Mon, 24 May 2021

Cindy Kiro is a former Children's Commissioner and academic (NZ Govt)
Staff reporters
Mon, 24 May 2021
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced the appointment of Cindy Kiro as the next governor-general, making her the third New Zealand de facto head of state of Māori descent and the first Māori woman to hold the role.Kiro will replace the current governor-general, Patsy Reddy, in October, for a five-year term.She is currently the chief executive of the NZ chapter of peak science body, the Royal Society – Te Apārangi and is a former deputy vice-chancellor (Māori) at The University of Auckland.She was made a Dame Companion of the New Zea...

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