The Hon. Kim Beazley, AC
Mr Beazley is the 33rd and current Governor of Western Australia
The Hon. Kim Beazley AC was sworn in on the 1st of May 2018 as the 33rd Governor of Western Australia. Mr Beazley was born in Perth, Western Australia and completed a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts at the University of Western Australia. In 1973, he was awarded the Rhodes Scholarship for Western Australia and completed a Masters of Philosophy at Oxford University.
Mr Beazley was elected to the Federal Parliament in 1980 holding, at various times, the portfolios of Defence, Finance, Transport and Communications, Employment Education and Training, Aviation, and Special Minister of State.
In 2009, Mr Beazley was awarded the Companion of the Order of Australia for service to the Parliament of Australia through contributions to the development of government policies in relation to defence and international relations, and as an advocate for Indigenous people, and to the community.
The Honorable Governor is husband to Ms Susie Annus and a father to three daughters.
Keynote Speaker 2021
At 15, Jade Lewis had the world at her feet. She was a medal winning, aspiring young athlete with Olympic dreams. She had ambition, a loving family and countless friends. At 16, Jade decided to go to rave parties and was lured into the drug scene. By 18, Jade was addicted to heroin and on a downward spiral into drugs, crime and violence.
In 1999, by the grace of God, Jade found freedom from drug addiction after she entered the Teen Challenge program, graduating in 2000. Today she is on a whole new path. She is an award-winning author, regular high school speaker, charity founder and has a passion to helping female prisoners.
Jade is married to Tristan, pastoring Eternity Church in Perth’s northern suburbs.
You can hear more about Jade’s story of redemption at the 2021 Governor’s Prayer Breakfast, where she will be the Keynote Speaker.