Silvia Cartwright

Dame Silvia Rose Cartwright PCNZM DBE QSO (née Poulter, born 7 November 1943) is a New Zealand jurist who served as the 18th Governor-General of New Zealand, from 2001 to 2006. She was the second woman to hold the office, after Dame Catherine Tizard.


Dame Silvia Cartwright

18th Governor-General of New Zealand
In office
4 April 2001  4 August 2006
MonarchElizabeth II
Prime MinisterHelen Clark
Preceded bySir Michael Hardie Boys
Succeeded bySir Anand Satyanand
3rd Chief District Court judge
In office
1989–1993
Preceded byPeter Trapski
Succeeded byRon Young
Personal details
Born
Silvia Rose Poulter

(1943-11-07) 7 November 1943 (age 77)
Dunedin, New Zealand
Spouse(s)
(m. 1969; died 2019)
Alma materUniversity of Otago