The Honourable Kim Beazley AC – Governor of Western Australia
The Honourable Kim Beazley AC became the 33rd Governor of Western Australia on 1 May 2018. Mr Beazley was born in Subiaco, educated at Hollywood Senior High School and completed two degrees at The University of Western Australia.
He served for nearly three decades in the Australian Federal Parliament, and then for a period of six years as Ambassador to the United States of America.
Prior to becoming Governor, Mr Beazley had a distinguished record of service to the public, leadership and representation of Australia. 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, as an advocate for Indigenous people and for service to the community.
Liza Harvey was the representative for the electorate of Scarborough in the Western Australian Legislative Assembly from 2008 to 2021. During her time in government, she was the Shadow Minister for Public Sector Management; State Development; Job and Trade; Federal-State Relations; and Citizenship & Multicultural Affairs.
Born in Manjimup, Liza is the third of six children and a fifth generation Western Australian. Her father is a surveyor, which meant that Liza and her siblings travelled around the State during their childhood, with the majority of their time spent living in the Pilbara and Kimberley regions. She has lived in Scarborough for the last 20 years and is a small business owner employing over 50 Western Australians.
As a business owner and an active member of her local community, Liza is acutely aware of the importance of a stronger economy, more jobs, law and order and community safety, all of which are of high priority to the people of Western Australia.