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Jerry Mateparae

Jerry Mateparae
Personal data
Date of birth14 November 1954(age 61)
Place of birthWanganui, New Zealand
Alma materOfficer Cadet School, Portsea
University of Waikato
Military service
AllegianceNew Zealand
Service/branchNew Zealand Army
Years of service1972 � 2011
RankLieutenant General
CommandsFirst Battalion Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment
Battles/warsOperation Bel Isi
AwardsKnight Grand Companion of the Order of Merit
Queen's Service Order
Governor-General of New Zealand
Assumed office31 August 2011
MonarchElizabeth II
Prime ministerJohn Key
Preceded byAnand Satyanand
SucceedingAnand Satyanand

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Lieutenant-General Sir Jeremiah "Jerry" Mateparae, GNZM, QSO (born 14 November 1954) is the Director of the New Zealand Government Communications Security Bureau and the Governor-General Designate of New Zealand. He was Chief of the New Zealand Defence Force between 2006 and 2011, the first Māori person to hold the office. His appointment as Governor-General Designate was announced on 8 March 2011 and he takes office in August 2011.

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