|30th Governor of Western Australia|
18 January 2006 – 2 May 2011
|Preceded by||John Sanderson|
|Succeeded by||Malcolm McCusker|
|Born||12 April 1938
Perth, Western Australia
|Spouse(s)||Julie Diana Michael|
|Alma mater||University of Western Australia
Kenneth Comninos "Ken" Michael AC (born 12 April 1938), a civil engineer, is an Australian academic and former public servant who was the 30th Governor of Western Australia, serving from 2006 to 2011.
Michael studied at Imperial College London and was a former Commissioner of Main Roads WA, a chairman of the East Perth Redevelopment Authority, a member of the Economic Regulation Authority, and was the Chancellor of the University of Western Australia.
Michael was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in 1996, and elevated as a Companion in 2006. He was named Western Australian Citizen of the Year in 2001 and received the Centenary Medal in 2003 for service to the public, engineering and the Greek Community.
His vice-regal appointment was announced on 6 June 2005 by the then Premier Geoff Gallop and he was sworn in at Government House, Perth on 18 January 2006 by the Premier of Western Australia Alan Carpenter and also witnessed by Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Western Australia and Lieutenant-Governor, David Malcolm.
In 2006 Michael was named the patron of the Fremantle Football Club, following in the footsteps of Lieutenant-General Sanderson who was also patron at Fremantle. He has been a member of the club since 1994 as an inaugural Quay Club member. Michael is also the state patron of The Boys' Brigade.
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Lieutenant General John Sanderson
|Governor of Western Australia
2006 – 2011
|Commissioner of Main Roads WA
|Chancellor of the University of Western Australia
2001 – 2005