Our Patrons

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Down Syndrome Queensland welcomes our Patrons into our organisation and look forward to working with them to promote the great work of Down Syndrome Queensland

Governor of Queensland

His Excellency the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC, Governor of Queensland

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Down Syndrome Queensland appoints His Excellency the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC, Governor of Queensland as a Patron of Down Syndrome Queensland in 2019. 

His Excellency the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC is the 26th Governor of Queensland and representative of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Queensland’s Head of State. In recognition of his contribution to the Australian community, the Governor was appointed a Companion of the Order of Australia in 2000, and awarded a Centenary Medal in 2003.  He holds honorary doctorates from The University of Queensland (2000) and the University of Southern Queensland (2008), and Griffith University (2014). His Excellency was sworn in as the 26th Governor of Queensland on 29 July 2014.

Wayne Grady

Wayne Grady

Patron

Down Syndrome Queensland appoints Australian sportsman Wayne Grady as a Patron of Down Syndrome Queensland in 2019.

Wayne Grady won the Westlakes Classic just six months after turning professional at age 21. It would be a frustrating 17 second place finishes before Wayne would again taste victory at the 1984 German Open. He defeated Greg Norman in a 4 hole playoff for the 88 Aust. PGA Championship and went back to the States the following year to claim his first victory on American soil, the Westchester Classic, also in a playoff.  Wayne went on to become one of only eight Australians to win a professional major tournament, the 1990 US PGA Championship.  Wayne plays a very limited schedule now and lives on the Gold Coast with his family and looks after his varying business which include Wayne Grady Event Management, TV commentary and corporate golf appearances.