His Excellency the Honourable Kim Beazley AC, Governor of Western Australia
Before being appointed as Governor, Mr Beazley dedicated almost three decades to a career in Federal Parliament, being both the former Deputy Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition.
In 2009, Mr Beazley was awarded the Companion of the Order of Australia for service to the Parliament of Australia through contributions to the development of government policies in relation to defence and international relations, and as an advocate for Indigenous people, and to the community.
In February 2010, Mr Beazley was appointed Ambassador to the United States of America, and served until January 2016.
Mr Beazley was born in Perth, attended Hollywood High School then graduated from The University of Western Australia with a Bachelor of Arts and subsequently a Master of Arts. He was awarded the Rhodes Scholarship for Western Australia and completed a Masters of Philosophy at Oxford University.
Mr Beazley is married to Ms Susie Annus and has three daughters Jessica, Hannah and Rachel.