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Former Chief Commissioner of Police appointed as Lt Governor of Victoria


MELBOURNE, 9 NOV. Mr Ken Lay AO APM has today been sworn in as the 14th Lieutenant-Governor of Victoria by Her Excellency the Honourable Linda Dessau AC, Governor of Victoria, at a ceremony at Government House.

Mr Lay is an eminent Victorian with a distinguished career in public service, including as Chief Commissioner of Victoria Police from 2011 to 2015. His professional achievements include establishing the Family Violence Command within Victoria Police, alongside his Chairmanship of the Council of Australian Governments Advisory Panel on Reducing Violence Against Women and the Prime Minister’s National Ice Taskforce.

Mr Lay replaces the Honourable Marilyn Warren AC, who has been Lieutenant-Governor of Victoria since April 2006 and has recently retired as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Victoria – the first woman to hold that office. Ms Warren has served as Lieutenant- Governor for 11 years under three Governors of Victoria; Professor the Honourable David de Kretser AC, the Honourable Alex Chernov AC QC and the current Governor, the Honourable Linda Dessau AC. The Victorian Government thanks Ms Warren for her long and distinguished service to the state and community.



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