The Hon Penelope Wensley AC FAIIA


Penny Wensley served as the 25th Governor of Queensland 2008-2014, completing her six year term on 29 July 2014. Her appointment as Governor followed a long and distinguished career as a career diplomat, representing Australia in a wide range of overseas postings and senior policy positions in Canberra. Born in Toowoomba, a graduate of the University of Queensland (BA.1st Class Hons. 1967), Ms Wensley joined the then Department of External Affairs in 1968.  Her first posting was to France (1969-73), followed by Mexico (1975-7), then New Zealand (1982-85).



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