- Malcolm McCusker
33rd Governor of Western Australia Incumbent Assumed office
1 July 2011
Monarch Queen Elizabeth II Premier Colin Barnett Lieutenant Wayne Martin Preceded by Ken Michael AC Personal details Born 6 August 1938
Perth, Western Australia
Nationality Australia Residence Government House, Perth
Life and career
Born in Perth, Western Australia, McCusker attended Perth Modern School and graduated from the University of Western Australia as a Bachelor of Laws. He was appointed a Queen's Counsel in 1982 and made an Officer of the Order of Australia in 2005. He was named Western Australia Citizen of the Year (Professions) in 2005, and in 2010 was Western Australia Citizen of the Year (Community Service), Philanthropist of the Year, and Western Australia’s Australian of the Year. He has also been awarded Honorary Doctorates from Edith Cowan University and the University of Western Australia. Speaking about his appointment, he declared his intention to donate his $422,678 salary to charities, including the Lions Eye Institute, Salvation Army and organisations devoted to the health of Australia's indigenous peoples.. He personally received the honour of Commander of the Royal Victorian Order from the Queen after Her Majesty's visit to Perth in October 2011.
McCusker married Tonya Batalin in 2007, with whom he has one child, Mary. He is also stepfather to Tonya's two other children. He also has three adult children from a previous marriage.
Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) 2005 Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (CVO) 2011
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- ^ "Top lawyer Malcolm McCusker announced as new WA governor". Perth Now. 21 March 2011. http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/western-australia/malcolm-mccusker-announced-as-new-wa-governor/story-e6frg14c-1226025500122. Retrieved 21 March 2011.
- ^ Malcolm McCusker takes over as new WA Governor - Perthnow. Written by Lloyd Jones. Published 1 July 2011. Retrieved 1 July 2011.
Government offices Preceded by
Governor of Western Australia
Incumbent Current Governors and Administrators of the States and territories of Australia Governors of Western Australia Before Federation After Federation
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