Sir Anand Satyanand was born 22 July 1944 is the 19th and the current Governor General of New Zealand. He previously worked as a lawyer, judge and ombudsman.
His mother, Tara Tillak was a nurse from Suva. She married his father after moving to New Zealand.Satyanand went Sacred Heart College in Auckland and then moved to Dunedin to take a medical intermediate course at the University of Otago.
He served on the Council of Auckland District Law Society from 1979 until he was appointed a judge in District Court in New Zealand in 1982.
Anand married Susan Sharpe in Auckland in 1970. She was born in Sydney, Australia in 1947 and moved to New Zealand with his family in 1955.