Kate Warner

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Her Excellency Professor the Honourable
Kate Warner
AM
28th Governor of Tasmania
Incumbent
Assumed office
10 December 2014
Monarch Queen Elizabeth II
Lieutenant Alan Blow
Preceded by Peter Underwood
Personal details
Born Catherine Ann Friend
(1948-07-14) 14 July 1948 (age 66)
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Nationality Australian
Spouse(s) Richard Warner (m. 1971)
Education Bachelor of Laws (Honours), Master of Laws
Alma mater St Michael's Collegiate School, University of Tasmania
Profession Legal academic

Catherine Ann "Kate" Warner AM (born 14 July 1948) is an Australian lawyer, legal academic, and the current Governor of Tasmania.

Early life and education[edit]

Professor Kate Warner was born in Hobart, and attended St Michael's Collegiate School and the University of Tasmania, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Laws with Honours on 15 April 1970, and with a Master of Laws by research thesis on 7 December 1978.[1] Her LLM thesis focussed on "Presentence Psychiatric Reports in Tasmania".[2]

Legal and academic career[edit]

After graduation, she worked as Associate to (then) Chief Justice of Tasmania Sir Stanley Burbury at the Supreme Court of Tasmania and was admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor in 1971. Following completion of her LLM thesis, she commenced her lengthy career as an academic at the University of Tasmania Law School.[1]

In 1992, she was appointed Dean of the Faculty of Law and later was appointed Head of the School of Law (the first woman to hold these positions at the University of Tasmania). She was promoted to Professor in 1996 and in 2002 was appointed as foundation Director of the Tasmania Law Reform Institute.[1]

She is an internationally recognised expert in the fields of criminal law, criminology and sentencing and has taught, researched and published in these areas for more than 30 years.[3]

Governor of Tasmania[edit]

On 10 November 2014, the Premier of Tasmania, Will Hodgman, announced that Professor Warner would be appointed as the 28th Governor of Tasmania, after the death in office of Peter Underwood. She was sworn in on 10 December 2014.[4]

Titles, styles and honours[edit]

Viceregal styles of
Kate Warner
(2014–present)
Crest of the Governor of Tasmania.svg
Reference style Her Excellency the Honourable
Spoken style Your Excellency
Alternative style Ma'am

Honours[edit]

Orders
Medals
Organisation

Appointments[edit]

Fellowships
  • Australia 2007: Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law (AAL)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Who's Who in Australia, ConnectWeb, 2014.
  2. ^ Warner, Kate (1978). "A study of presentence psychiatric reports in Tasmania". University of Tasmania. Retrieved 10 November 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "A life of ‘firsts’ for Distinguished Service Medal winner". University of Tasmania. Retrieved 10 November 2014. 
  4. ^ "Kate Warner to be appointed 28th Tasmanian Governor". ABC News. 10 November 2014. Retrieved 10 November 2014. 
  5. ^ "WARNER, Catherine Ann". It's an Honour. Australian Government. Retrieved 10 November 2014. 
  6. ^ "WARNER, Kate Ann". It's an Honour. Australian Government. Retrieved 10 November 2014. 

External links[edit]

Government offices
Preceded by
Peter Underwood
Governor of Tasmania
2014–present
Incumbent