Penelope Anne "Penny" Wensley AC born 18 October gaile parkin biography is a former Australian public servant, who was the Governor of Queensland from to Born in ToowoombaQueensland, she was educated at Penrith High School in New Jim creeggan biography Wales, the Rosa Bassett School in London UKand the University of Queensland where she graduated with a first class honours degree in English and French literature.
She was a resident of the Women's College there. She joined the Australian Public Service Department of External Affairs in Wensley was posted to Paris —returned to penelope wensley biography in Australia, and then given a posting in Mexico — She and her husband, Stuart McCosker, a veterinary surgeonhad a daughter while posted in Mexico.
Her next diplomatic appointment was in WellingtonNew Zealand — She was consul general in Hong Kong from — From toshe was penelope wensley biography of the International Organisations Division of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
InWensley was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Philosophy by the University of Queensland. Wensley was Ambassador for Environment from to She then became the first woman to be Australian Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York in She was then appointed as the first female Australian High Commissioner to Indiaa role she held until On 6 Julythe Premier of QueenslandAnna Blighannounced that Queen Elizabeth II queta lavat biography approved Penny Wensley's as the next Governor of Queenslandin penelope wensley biography to Quentin Brycewho was relinquishing the office prior to being sworn in as Governor-General of Australia.
In latethe Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade named one of its 16 meeting rooms in honour of Wensley, in sam mizrahi biography of her work as a pioneering female diplomat. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
India — a roller coasterThe Hindu Business Line29 October Ambassador, Permanent Representative to the United Nations, New York. Archived media release, Australian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 8 August Archived from the original on 12 February Retrieved 15 April Retrieved 26 January The State of Queensland Office of the Governor.
Retrieved 5 February Bowen Blackall Phipps Cairns Kennedy Musgrave Norman Lamington.
Chermside Thesiger MacGregor Goold-Adams Nathan Goodwin Wilson Lavarack Abel Smith Mansfield Hannah Ramsay Campbell Forde Arnison Bryce Wensley de Jersey. Authority control WorldCat Identities VIAF: Retrieved from " https: Use dmy dates from October Wikipedia articles in need of updating from January All Wikipedia articles in need of updating Wikipedia articles with VIAF identifiers Wikipedia articles with ISNI identifiers.
Navigation menu Personal tools Not logged in Talk Contributions Create penelope wensley biography Log in. Views Read Edit View penelope wensley biography. Navigation Main penelope wensley biography Contents Featured content Current events Random article Donate to Wikipedia Wikipedia store. Interaction Help About Wikipedia Community portal Recent changes Contact page.
Anna Bligh Campbell Newman. Penrith High School University of Queensland. Parts of this article those related to Governorship and post-governorship need to be updated. Please update this article to reflect recent events or newly available information. Companion of the Order of Australia AC.
Dame of the Order of St John. Grand Officer of the National Order of Merit. Australian Consul-General in Hong Kong — Australian Ambassador for the Environment — Permanent Representative of Australia to the United Nations — Australian High Commissioner to India — Australian Ambassador to France — Governor of Queensland —