General David John Hurley, (born 26 August 1953) is a former senior officer in the Australian Army who is the 27th Governor-General of Australia, in office since 1 July 2019.
He was previously the 38th Governor of New South Wales, serving from 2014 to 2019.
In a 42-year military career, Hurley deployed on Operation Solace in Somalia in 1993, commanded the 1st Brigade (1999–2000), was the inaugural Chief of Capability Development Group (2003–2007) and Chief of Joint Operations (2007–2008), and served as Vice Chief of the Defence Force (2008–2011).
His career culminated with his appointment as Chief of the Defence Force on 4 July 2011, in succession to Air Chief Marshal Angus Houston.
Hurley retired from the army in June 2014, and succeeded Dame Marie Bashir as Governor of New South Wales on 2 October 2014.