New Zealand: Governors and Governors-General: 1907-2016

Governor and Commander-in-Chief in and over the Colony of New Zealand and its Dependencies [1]
26 Sep 1907 - 27 Nov 1907 William Lee Plunket, 5th Baron Plunket, of Newton in County Cork
Governor and Commander-in-Chief in and over the Dominion of New Zealand
27 Nov 1907 - 8 Jun 1910 William Lee Plunket, 5th Baron Plunket, of Newton in County Cork (x)
Administrator of the Government
8 Jun 1910 - 22 Jun 1910 Sir Robert Stout
Governor and Commander-in-Chief in and over the Dominion of New Zealand
22 Jun 1910 - 19 Dec 1912 John Poynder Dickson-Poynder, 1st Baron Islington, of Islington in the County of London, 6th Baronet, of Sydenham, Roxburgh, New Brunswick
19 Dec 1912 - 28 Jun 1917 Arthur William de Brito Savile Foljambe, 2nd Earl of Liverpool, 2nd Viscount Hawkesbury, of Kirkham in the County of York and of Mansfield in the County of Nottingham, 2nd Baron Hawkesbury, of Haselbech in the County of Northampton and of Ollerton, Sherwood Forest, in the County of Nottingham
Governor-General and Commander-in-Chief in and over the Dominion of New Zealand
28 Jun 1917 - 8 Jul 1920 Arthur William de Brito Savile Foljambe, 2nd Earl of Liverpool, 2nd Viscount Hawkesbury, of Kirkham in the County of York and of Mansfield in the County of Nottingham, 2nd Baron Hawkesbury, of Haselbech in the County of Northampton and of Ollerton, Sherwood Forest, in the County of Nottingham (x)
Administrator of the Government
8 Jul 1920 - 27 Sep 1920 Sir Robert Stout (x)
Governor-General and Commander-in-Chief in and over the Dominion of New Zealand
27 Sep 1920 - 13 Dec 1924 John Rushworth Jellicoe, 1st Viscount Jellicoe, of Scapa in the County of Orkney (from 29 Jun 1925 1st Earl Jellicoe, 1st Viscount Brocas, of Southampton in the County of Southampton)
13 Dec 1924 - 8 Feb 1930 Sir Charles Fergusson, 7th Baronet, of Kilkerran in the County of Ayrshire
Administrator of the Government
8 Feb 1930 - 19 Mar 1930 Sir Michael Myers
Governor-General and Commander-in-Chief in and over the Dominion of New Zealand
19 Mar 1930 - 15 Mar 1935 Charles Bathurst, 1st Baron Bledisloe, of Lydney and Aylburton in the County of Gloucester (from 24 Jun 1935 1st Viscount Bledisloe, of Lydney in the County of Gloucester)
Administrator of the Government
15 Mar 1935 - 12 Apr 1935 Sir Michael Myers (x)
Governor-General and Commander-in-Chief in and over the Dominion of New Zealand
12 Apr 1935 - 3 Feb 1941 George Vere Arundell Monckton-Arundell, 8th Viscount Galway, 8th Baron Killard, of the County of Calre, 2nd Baron Monckton, of Serlby in the County of Nottingham
Administrator of the Government
3 Feb 1941 - 22 Feb 1941 Sir Michael Myers (x)
Governor-General and Commander-in-Chief in and over the Dominion of New Zealand
22 Feb 1941 - 6 Jun 1946 Sir Cyril Louis Norton Newall (from 18 Jul 1946 1st Baron Newall, of Clifton-upon-Dunsmoor in the County of Warwick)
Administrator of the Government
6 Jun 1946 - 17 Jun 1946 Sir Michael Myers (x)
Governor-General and Commander-in-Chief in and over the Dominion of New Zealand
17 Jun 1946 - 15 Aug 1952 Sir Bernard Cyril Freyberg (from 16 Oct 1951 1st Baron Freyberg, of Wellington, New Zealand and of Munstead in the County of Surrey)
Administrator of the Government
15 Aug 1952 - 2 Dec 1952 Sir Humphrey Francis O'Leary
Governor-General and Commander-in-Chief in and over the Dominion of New Zealand
2 Dec 1952 - 25 Jul 1957 Sir Charles Willoughby Moke Norrie (from 22 Aug 1957 1st Baron Norrie, of Wellington, New Zealand, and of Hawkesbury Upton in the County of Gloucester)
Administrator of the Government
25 Jul 1957 - 5 Sep 1957 Sir Harold Eric Barrowclough
Governor-General and Commander-in-Chief in and over the Dominion of New Zealand
5 Sep 1957 - 13 Sep 1962 Charles John Lyttleton, 10th Viscount Cobham, 10th Baron Cobham, of Cobham in the County of Kent, 7th Baron Westcote, of Ballymore in the County of Longford, 7th Lord Lyttleton, Baron of Frankley, in the County of Worcester, 13th Baronet, of Stowe in the County of Buckingham
Administrator of the Government
13 Sep 1962 - 9 Nov 1962 Sir Harold Eric Barrowclough (x)
Governor-General and Commander-in-Chief in and over the Dominion of New Zealand
9 Nov 1962 - 20 Oct 1967 Sir Bernard Edward Fergusson (from 10 Jul 1972 Baron Ballantrae, of Auchairne in the County of Ayr and of the Bay of Islands in New Zealand) [Life Peer]
Administrator of the Government
20 Oct 1967 - 1 Dec 1967 Sir Herbert Richard Churton Wild
Governor-General and Commnader-in-Chief in and over the Dominion of New Zealand
1 Dec 1967 - 7 Sep 1972 Sir Arthur Espie Porritt, 1st Baronet, of Hampstead in the County of London (from 5 Feb 1973 Baron Porritt, of Wanganui in New Zealand and of Hampstead in Greater London) [Life Peer]
Administrator of the Government
7 Sep 1972 - 27 Sep 1972 Sir Herbert Richard Churton Wild (x)
Governor-General and Commander-in-Chief in and over the Dominion of New Zealand
27 Sep 1972 - 5 Oct 1977 Sir Edward Denis Blundell
Administrator of the Government
5 Oct 1977 - 26 Oct 1977 Sir Herbert Richard Churton Wild (x)
Governor-General and Commander-in-Chief in and over the Dominion of New Zealand
26 Oct 1977 - 25 Oct 1980 Sir Keith Jacka Holyoake
Administrator of the Government
25 Oct 1980 - 6 Nov 1980 Sir Ronald Keith Davison
Governor-General and Commander-in-Chief in and over the Dominion of New Zealand
6 Nov 1980 - 1 Nov 1983 Sir David Stuart Beattie
Governor-General and Commander-in-Chief in and over the Realm of New Zealand = (from 1 Aug 1987) Kāwana-Tianara o te Whenua o Aotearoa
6 Nov 1980 - 22 Nov 1985 Sir David Stuart Beattie (x)
22 Nov 1985 - 20 Nov 1990 Sir Paul Alfred Reeves
20 Nov 1990 - 21 Mar 1996 Dame Catherine Anne Tizard, née MacLean
21 Mar 1996 - 21 Mar 2001 Sir Michael Hardie Boys
Administrator of the Government
22 Mar 2001 - 4 Apr 2001 Dame Sian Seerpoohi Elias
Governor-General and Commander-in-Chief of the Realm of New Zealand = Kāwana-Tianara o te Whenua o Aotearoa
4 Apr 2001 - 4 Aug 2006 Dame Silvia Rose Cartwright, née Poulter
Administrator of the Government
4 Aug 2006 - 23 Aug 2006 Dame Sian Seerpoohi Elias (x)
Governor-General and Commander-in-Chief of the Realm of New Zealand = Kāwana-Tianara o te Whenua o Aotearoa
23 Aug 2006 - 23 Aug 2011 Anand Satyanand (from 27 Mar 2009 Sir Anand Satyanand)
Administrator of the Government
23 Aug 2011 - 31 Aug 2011 Dame Sian Seerpoohi Elias (x)
Governor-General and Commander-in-Chief of the Realm of New Zealand = Kāwana-Tianara o te Whenua o Aotearoa
31 Aug 2011 - 31 Aug 2016 Sir Jeremiah Mateparae [2]
Administrator of the Government
31 Aug 2016 - Dame Sian Seerpoohi Elias (x)

[1] Although New Zealand became a Dominion on 26 Sep 1907, the Office of Governor of the Dominion of New Zealand was constituted, and the first appointment under that style took place, only on 27 Nov 1907.
[2] Original family name: Andrews
Last updated on: 07 Sep 2016 01:50:16