2011 – 2014
Governor McCusker was sworn in as the 31st Governor of Western Australia on 1 July 2011. Born in North Perth, he was educated at North Perth and Lenah Valley Primary Schools, Hobart High School and Perth Modern School.
He graduated with a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Western Australia and was admitted to practice in 1961. Appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1982, Mr McCusker is well known for his successful representation of wrongfully convicted persons in a number of high profile cases.
In 2011, Governor McCusker and Mrs Tonya McCusker hosted Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh during the Royal Visit in conjunction with the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM 2011).
An outstanding philanthropist, Mr McCusker is Chairman of the McCusker Charitable Foundation which distributes substantial funds each year to worthy charitable causes.
Mr McCusker retired from the position of Governor on 30 June 2014.