Our New Patron

We are honoured to announce our new patron, His Excellency Mr Malcolm McCusker AO QC, Governor of Western Australia.

Malcolm James McCusker AO QC became the 31st Governor of Western Australia on July 1, 2011. He was born in North Perth and educated at North Perth and Lenah Valley Primary Schools, Hobart High School, and Perth Modern School.

He graduated with a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Western Australia and was admitted to practice in 1961. As a barrister, he has appeared in the WA Supreme Court, Court of Appeal, Federal Court, High Court and Privy Council.  He was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1982.

He has a passion for social justice and is committed to helping those less fortunate than himself. From humble beginnings, Malcolm has reached the highest pinnacle of the legal profession as Queen’s Counsel, and was the most senior practising QC in Western Australia. For many years Malcolm has worked to improve the lives of Australian people, championing community causes and encouraging others to recognise the importance of giving back to Australia. His charity work has been prolific and covered all areas of need. He has donated in excess of $20 million and provided many hours of volunteer service, making a significant difference to over 100 organisations and a multitude of individuals.

His interests include the law, farming, surf ski paddling, rugby, reading, chess, and football.