The Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), visited the Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) headquarters in Adelaide on 2 June as the new Patron of the Joanna Briggs Foundation.

Together with Her Excellency Lady Cosgrove and their entourage, they met with Foundation Advisory Board members, researchers and staff.

JBI Executive Director Prof Lyle Palmer said the Joanna Briggs Institute Foundation would benefit enormously from the support of the Governor-General.

‘The Joanna Briggs Foundation and Insitute are delighted to have Australia’s Governor-General as our patron’, he said.

‘But more than that, there is an inherent understanding of our obligation to extend the hand of friendship and education to the developing world’, said Prof Palmer.

‘We are grateful that His Excellency is supporting our work in Australia and internationally, and we look forward to
his ongoing involvement’, he said.

The role of Joanna Briggs Institute Foundation Patron was previously held by former Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, the Honourable Dame Quentin Bryce AD CVO.

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