|Name||David de Kretser|
|Birth||(1939-04-27)27 April 1939(age 81) Colombo,British Ceylon|
|Birth Place||(age 81) Colombo,British Ceylon|
|Alma Mater||University of Melbourne Monash University|
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David Morritz de Kretser, (born 27 April 1939) is an Australian medical researcher who served as the 27th Governor of Victoria, from 2006 to 2011.
He studied at Camberwell Grammar School, Melbourne (where he is currently a member of the school board), received his Bachelors of Medicine and Surgery degrees from the University of Melbourne in 1962, and his Doctor of Medicine degree from Monash University in 1969.
He began working at Monash University in 1965, in the university's department of anatomy, and has also worked as foundation director of the Monash Institute of Reproduction and Development (recently renamed the Monash Institute of Medical Research) and as Associate Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences (the Biotechnology Department).
He was elected Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA) in 1996, Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering (FTSE) and Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences (FAHMS).
On the nomination of Premier of Victoria, Steve Bracks, De Kretser was appointed Governor of Victoria, taking office on 7 April 2006, succeeding John Landy.
He left the post on 8 April 2011, and was succeeded by Alex Chernov.
In 2001, De Kretser was named as Victoria's Father of the Year.
On 12 June 2006, in the Queen's Birthday Honours, he was awarded Australia's highest civilian honour, Companion of the Order of Australia.