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.
Brian Pickering, National Coordinator of the Australian Prayer Network
Brian was born in the Mid North-Coast NSW town of Wingham, where his father was serving as a local Minister. Growing up, he was involved in Sunday School, Youth Groups and church events.
The pivotal moment in his faith walk came when Brian’s father passed away. Then in his twenties, he realised that he needed to make a personal decision to follow Jesus Christ, rather than as an extension of his parents’ faith.
He went straight from school into a banking career and steadily worked his way up until he achieved a senior executive role with the National Australia Bank. At around age forty, still in banking, he knew God was calling him to a ministry of intercessory prayer.
He is now the National Coordinator of the Australian Prayer Network (APN), which facilitates, trains and encourages intercessors to pray for Australia. He also co-ordinates the National Day of Thanksgiving.
Brian and his wife Robyn together have three children and nine grandchildren.