Notes on the program of the Governor of Victoria.

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While on an official visit to the United Kingdom, the Governor, Professor the Honourable Margaret Gardner AC, received a briefing from Ms Elisabeth Bowes PSM, Acting High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, and Brigadier Grant Mason, Head of the Australian Defence Staff in the United Kingdom, at Australia House.

Then, the Governor met with Lord Johnson of Lainston CBE, Minister of State for Investment, at the Department of Business and Trade.

Later, the Governor attended and spoke at a Trade and Investment Lunch with representatives from the United Kingdom's startup and tech company ecosystem.

In the afternoon, the Governor attended and spoke at a Defence Industry and Skills roundtable at Kings College, London.

In the evening, the Governor, accompanied by Professor Glyn Davis AC, hosted a reception for Alumni of Victorian Universities at Australia House. 

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The Governor, Professor the Honourable Margaret Gardner AC, accompanied by Professor Glyn Davis AC, was received at St James's Palaces and attended a service of lessons and carols at The Chapel Royal.

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The Governor, Professor the Honourable Margaret Gardner AC, concluded her official visit to India and departed for an official visit to the United Kingdom. 

Commencing her official visit to the United Kingdom, the Governor received a briefing from Tim Dillon, Victoria's Agent-General to the United Kingdom and Commissioner for Victoria to Europe and Israel. 

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While on an official visit to India, the Governor, Professor the Honourable Margaret Gardner AC, met with representatives of Disney Star. 

Then, the Governor met with representatives of Deakin University.

In the afternoon, the Governor received a debrief from Michelle Wade, Victoria's Commissioner to South Asia. 

In the evening, the Governor attended and delivered a speech at an event for the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne and presented the 2023 Excellence in Cinema Award to Shabana Azmi. 

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While on an official visit to India, the Governor, Professor the Honourable Margaret Gardner AC, participated in the 2023 Cosmoprof Inaugural Ceremony and officially opened the Victoria Stand.

Later, the Governor met with representatives from Tata CliQ.

In the evening, the Governor attended and spoke at a Victoria Connect networking event for Indian businesses and Victorian university alumni, hosted by the Victorian Commissioner to South Asia.

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While on an official visit to India, the Governor, Professor the Honourable Margaret Gardner AC, received a briefing from Michelle Wade, Commissioner for Victoria to South Asia, Majell Hind, Australia’s Acting Consul-General in Mumbai and Michael Brown, Australia’s Deputy Consul-General in Mumbai.

Later, the Governor attended a working lunch with the IITB-Monash Research Academy.

Then, the Governor met with Ramesh Bais, Governor of Maharashtra.

Following this, the Governor hosted a trade and investment Roundtable in partnership with the Indo-Australian Chamber of Commerce.

In the evening, the Governor received a briefing from Rufus Pinto, ANZ India CEO.

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This morning the Governor, Professor the Honourable Margaret Gardner AC, departed on official travel to India and the United Kingdom. The Chief Justice, as Administrator of the State, presided over a meeting of the Executive Council.

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The Governor, Professor the Honourable Margaret Gardner AC, hosted a State Dinner in honour of the First Allan Ministry.

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The Governor, Professor the Honourable Margaret Gardner AC, and Professor Glyn Davis AC, attended the National Gallery of Victoria Gala Dinner.

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The Governor, Professor the Honourable Margaret Gardner AC, received the call of Dominic Richards OAM, Board Trustee of The Prince’s Trust Australia and Co-Founder and Chair of Our Place, and Joshua Puls MVO, Deputy Secretary of Cabinet, Legal and Governance at Department of Premier and Cabinet.

In the evening, the Governor hosted the Governor’s Performance Series featuring jazz trio, Torrio! and vocalist Ilaria Crociani.