REEVES Paul Alfred
The Right Reverend and The Honourable Sir
Order of New Zealand (ONZ) Appointed on 6 February 2007 to mark the 20th Anniversary of the Institution of the Order Grand Companion of the Most Distinguished Order of St Michael and St George (GCMG) Appointed 12 November 1985, p15781 Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order (GCVO) Awarded 15 April 1986, p5191 Awarded 15 June 1985, pB29 Queens Service Order (QSO)
Sir Paul Reeves has made an outstanding contribution to the Anglican Church and the community. He was Primate and Archbishop of the Anglican Church of Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia from 1980 to 1985 and was Bishop of Waiapu in 1971. He was ordained as a Priest in 1960, was a Lecturer in church history, and served as Director of Christian Education until 1971.
In 1985 he retired as Archbishop to accept the appointment as Governor-General of New Zealand, an office he held until 1990. He was the first person of Maori descent appointed to this high office.
Sir Paul has since held a number of national and international positions. He was appointed as the Anglican Observer at the United Nations from 1985 to 1988 and during this period, he also assisted the Bishop of the Diocese of New York. He served as the Deputy Leader of the Commonwealth Observer Group to the Ghanaian elections in 1996 and was Chairperson of the Nelson Mandela Trust. He was the Chairperson of the Fiji Constitution Review Commission from 1995 to 1997 and was also the Commonwealth Secretary-General’s Special Envoy to Guyana. He was appointed the inaugural Chair of Toi Te Taiao, The Bioethics Council in 2002, and was Chair of the Queen Elizabeth II Arts Trust. He was the Visiting Montague Burton Professor of International Relations at the University of Edinburgh in 1994, visiting Professor at the University of Auckland from 1997 to 2000, and was appointed Chancellor of the Auckland University of Technology in 2005. He is also Chair of the Tuhono Trust and Chair of Hui Taumata
Order of New Zealand (ONZ)
Grand Companion of the Most Distinguished Order of St Michael and St George (GCMG)
Grand Companion of the Royal Victorian Order (GCVO)
Knight Bachelor (KB)
Queens Service Order (QSO)