Dame Cindy Kiro, an indigenous woman has been named as the next governor-general of New Zealand.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced her appointment. Kiro’s five-year term begins in October, when she will replace Patsy Reddy.
Kiro used to be the Children’s Commissioner and has extensive experience working with Government. She also has a lengthy academic background and was appointed as a Dame Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit (DNZM) for services to child wellbeing and education in the New Year 2021 Honours List.