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You’re Invited



Friday 12 August 2022



The Governor’s Prayer Breakfast is an annual event where state leaders join with the community in fellowship and prayer for Western Australia, displaying unity across the denominations.

The organising body is The Governor’s Prayer Breakfast Association Inc.



To bring together community leaders in fellowship and unity to acknowledge God’s values and call on his name, that God may hear and heal our land.

Speakers for 2022

Christopher John Dawson APM
Governor Designate

The Dawson family have been part of the early colonial settlers over five generations of farming and law enforcement. Chris Dawson’s great-great-grandparents arrived in the then Swan River colony in Western Australia in the early 1800s.

Chris was educated at Perth Modern School before joining the Western Australia Police Force as a cadet in 1976. Chris joined the Western Australia Police Force in February 1976, going on to provide 46 years of service in Australian law enforcement.

He served in country and metropolitan positions criminal investigation, training and senior roles. After 10 years as Deputy Commissioner, Chris left WA Police in 2014 to take up the role of Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission, formerly the Australian Crime Commission. He also served as Director of the Australian Institute of Criminology during this time.

Chris was appointed as Commissioner of the Western Australia Police Force in August 2017. During the period of the COVID-19 global pandemic, Chris has coordinated the State of Emergency since March 2020 as the State Emergency Coordinator and also the COVID19 Vaccine Commander.

Chris was nominated by the Hon Premier Mark McGowan and has been approved by Her Majesty The Queen, to be sworn in as the 34th Governor of Western Australia on 15 July 2022.

Graham Mabury
Keynote Speaker 2022

After graduating from UWA, Graham was a secondary school teacher, then moved to the Australian Broadcasting Commission. In the mid-1970’s he began a pioneering work with homeless young people, developing pathways of support to help them rebuild their lives. In 1981, he took a huge leap of faith into the uncertain world of commercial media.

For the next 33 years he was a light in the darkness for countless thousands of Perth radio listeners as host of Radio 6PR’s popular Nightline program.