Senior federal government official and former prime ministerial adviser Frances Adamson has been named the next governor of South Australia.
The outgoing Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade will take over from Hieu Van Le, who has served in the role since 2014.
Ms Adamson will be sworn in as SA’s 36th governor in October this year, after she departs DFAT on June 25.
Premier Steven Marshall said the appointment represented a new era for the state.
“She is a very proud South Australian with a plethora of experience in international affairs, vitally important to South Australia as we recover from the once in a century COVID-19 pandemic,” Mr Marshall said.
“Her wealth of knowledge on the international stage will put South Australia in good stead as we continue to put South Australia on the global map.”
Ms Adamson said she was deeply honoured to be appointed to such a significant role in the state she grew up in.
“I am greatly looking forward to returning home to serve the people of South Australia and contribute to the state’s international engagement through the promotion of trade, investment and people-to-people links,” she said.