Patron’s Profile for Autism Academy for Software Quality Assurance
Her Excellency the Honourable Kerry Sanderson AC was installed as the 32nd Governor and the inaugural female governor of Western Australia on 20th October 2014. Prior to becoming Governor, she had a distinguished career both in business and in the public sector having chaired and served on a number of corporate boards and appointed as director of listed companies, not-for-profit and charitable organisations.
Her Excellency was Agent General for the State of Western Australia from November 2008 until December 2011. Based in London, the Agent General represents the State of Western Australia in Europe and Russia and promotes investment in Western Australia and Western Australian exports to Europe. In 2004, she was named an Officer of the Order of Australia for service to the development and management of the port and maritime industries in Australia, and to public sector governance in the areas of finance and transport in Western Australia.
A strong advocate for excellence in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education in schools, Her Excellency launched the Governor’s School STEM Awards in 2015 to recognise the commitment of school leadership teams in developing their schools’ STEM program, to encourage students to better understand the possibilities that studying science and mathematics brings.
In 2016, she was inducted as Honorary Member of the Australian Computer Society for her role in supporting societal development with regards to opportunities brought forth by the information technology revolution.
In 2016, Her Excellency was appointed a Companion of the Order for eminent service to the people of Western Australia, to the promotion of international investment, scientific research and export opportunities, and through roles with maritime, mining, emergency management and not-for-profit organisations.
AASQA is honoured that Her Excellency has agreed to support us as Patron as we deliver our unique services to the Autism community and the corporate world.