In August 2017 Her Excellency Professor the Honourable Kate Warner, AC, Governor of Tasmania agreed to become the Patron of the Australian Plants Society Tasmania Inc.
Tasmania’s 28th Governor was sworn to Office at Government House on Wednesday 10 December 2014. Her Excellency graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from the University of Tasmania in 1970, and a Master of Laws in 1978.
Previously she was Professor, Faculty of Law, at the University of Tasmania and Director of the Tasmania Law Reform Institute. She had also, in her career at the University, held the positions of Dean, Faculty of Law and Head of School.
Following her appointment as Governor, she was made a professor emeritus.
Her Excellency was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in 2014 and then a Companion of the Order of Australia (AC) in 2017. She has received a number of awards and fellowships, including Foundation Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law in 2007 and the Women Lawyers Award for Leadership in 2013.
Her Excellency is married to Richard Warner, and they have two daughters. Richard was the recipient of a Churchill Fellowship in 1999, and was actively involved in the Derwent Valley community. He is a keen horticulturalist, and interested in the re-use of redundant heritage buildings in Tasmania.
She is grandmother to five grandchildren, a passionate gardener, keen bushwalker and occasional cyclist.
Information and images courtesy: www.govhouse.tas.gov.au