The Honourable Ms Leneen Forde AC LLB Qld DipMed Tech Ottawa DUniv Griff DUniv QUT Hon DLitt Qld Hon DUniv ACU DUniv USC
(Elected in June, 2000)
Currently Board of Governors member of the Queensland Community Foundation and Queensland representative on the National Council of Scouts Australia. Patron of Rosies, Karuna Hospice Service, Alzheimer's Association of Australia (Darling Downs and South West Inc), Forde Foundation, Thancoupie Bursary Fund and the Duchesne College Foundation.
Awards include Queenslander of the Year (1991), Companion of the Order of Australia (1992), recipient of the Centenary Medal (2003), a Queensland Greats Award winner (2007) and a Paul Harris Fellow awarded by Rotary International.
Former Governor of the State of Queensland; Chair, Commission of Inquiry into Abuse of Children in Institutions; Senior Counsellor, Queensland Law Society; Member, Solicitor Disciplinary Tribunal; Founding President, Queensland Women Lawyer's Association; Queensland Representative of the Australian Women Lawyer's Forum; Committee Member of the International Bar Association, Estate Division and former Chair of the Queensland Supreme Court Probate Rules Review Committee, and of the Social Security Tribunal. Former Chair of the Forde Foundation Advisory Board and National Chair, Defence Reserve Support Council.
Former International President, Zonta International; Board Member, Zonta International Foundation and First Convenor, Queensland Women's Consultative Council. Positions held on Boards of Queensland Small Business Corporation, the Australian Brain Foundation (Queensland Division), the Queensland Council for Civil Liberties, and the Institute of Modern Art, and Trustee of the Una Prentice Foundation. Honorary Ambassador for the City of Brisbane and the Office of Economic Development before chairing the Office of Economic Development for the City of Brisbane. Former member of the Ethics Committee, Holy Spirit Hospital; Board of the Brisbane College of Theology; and Board of the Brisbane Institute. Former President, Scouts Australia and Board member, All Hallows School; Searchlight Education; St Leo’s College and Queensland Ballet.