Her Excellency, Professor Marie Bashir AC, Governor of New South Wales
Professor Bashir, the first woman to be appointed Governor of NSW, took up her office on 1 March 2001 and agreed to be patron of Keep Australia Beautiful NSW shortly after.
Born of Lebanese descent, in Narrandera in the Riverina district of NSW and educated at Narrandera Public School and Sydney Girls High School, Marie Bashir gained her bachelor degrees in medicine and surgery in 1956 from the University of Sydney.
Professor Bashir is married to Sir Nicholas Shehadie AC OBE and together they have three children and six grandchildren.
|The Hon. Barry O'Farrell MP, Premier of New South Wales
Barry O'Farrell is the 43rd Premier of New South Wales, Minister for Western Sydney, Leader of the
NSW Liberal Party and a Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly representing Ku-ring-gai for the
Liberal Party since 1999. He took up his office on April 18th, 2011 and agreed to be President of Keep
Australia Beautiful NSW shortly after.
"There is no point developing better roads, transport, hospitals and education if we don't have an
environment which is liveable, sustainable and beautiful. For this reason, I'm pleased to be the President
of Keep Australia Beautiful NSW", Barry O'Farrell.