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Governor-Elect of Victoria, The Hon Alex Chernov AO QC

The CAMS President, Board, members and staff offer their congratulations to the next Governor of Victoria. The Governor is appointed by Her Majesty the Queen upon advice from the Premier of Victoria. It was announced yesterday that the Honourable Alex Chernov AO QC will be appointed for an initial three year term.

An immigrant to Australia from Lithuania, Mr Chernov is currently the 20th Chancellor of the University of Melbourne and will replace Professor David de Kretser in the role of Governor from April 2011.

A Queens Council, Mr Chernov has played a significant role in the legal profession nationally and was the Chairman of the Australian Motor Sport Appeal Court between 1985 and 1997. He was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia in 2008 for services to the law through a range of judicial and administrative roles with Victorian, national and Asia-Pacific bodies, and to education through the University of Melbourne.