Queensland's 24th Governor, UQ graduate Quentin Bryce, came to the position in early 2003 after a long and successful career in legal education, human rights and community advocacy.
She has forged an amazing career since graduating with a Bachelor of Arts (1962) and Bachelor of Laws (1965) from UQ. On returning to Australia from living abroad in the United Kingdom following graduation, Ms Bryce spent 14 years teaching Introduction to Law, Criminal Law, Administrative Law and Legal Aspects of Social Work at the University.
Other career highlights include: Principal and Chief Executive Officer, The Women's College within the University of Sydney; founding Chair and Chief Executive Officer, National Childcare Accreditation Council; Federal Sex Discrimination Commissioner; Queensland Director, Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission; and inaugural Director, Women's Information Service Queensland, Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet.
Her community and professional memberships include: member, Australian delegation to the United Nations Human Rights Commission, Geneva; US State Department visitor; National President, Association for the Welfare of Children in Hospital; President, Women's Cricket Australia; Chair, National Breast Cancer Centre Advisory Network; Director, Australian Children's Television Foundation Board; Vice-President, Queensland Council for Civil Liberties; and member, Legal Committee, Childhood Accident Prevention Foundation of Australia (CAPFA).