New hon­our for Ken Lay

Wangaratta Chronicle - - Remembrance Day -

FORMER di­vi­sional su­per­in­ten­dent at Wan­garatta Ken Lay was sworn in as the 14th Lieu­tenant-Gover­nor of Vic­to­ria by Linda Des­sau, Gover­nor of Vic­to­ria, at a cer­e­mony at Gov­ern­ment House on Fri­day.

Mr Lay had a dis­tin­guished ca­reer in pub­lic ser­vice, in­clud­ing as Chief Com­mis­sioner of Vic­to­ria Po­lice from 2011 to 2015.

His pro­fes­sional achieve­ments in­clude es­tab­lish­ing the Fam­ily Vi­o­lence Com­mand within Vic­to­ria Po­lice, along­side his chair­man­ship of the Coun­cil of Aus­tralian Gov­ern­ments Ad­vi­sory Panel on Re­duc­ing Vi­o­lence Against Women and the Prime Min­is­ter’s Na­tional Ice Task­force.

The Lieu­tenant-Gover­nor as­sumes the ad­min­is­tra­tion of Vic­to­ria if there is a tem­po­rary va­cancy in the of­fice of the Gover­nor, if the Gover­nor has as­sumed the Gover­nor Gen­eral’s role in his and if the Gover­nor is not in Vic­to­ria or is un­able or un­will­ing to ful­fil the role.

Mr Lay re­places Mar­i­lyn War­ren, who has been Lieu­tenant-Gover­nor of Vic­to­ria since April 2006 and has re­cently re­tired as Chief Jus­tice of the Supreme Court of Vic­to­ria – the first woman to hold that of­fice.

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