Companion of the Order of Australia (AC) Dame of Grace, Order of St. John of Jerusalem
- 12 May 1935
- Governor and University Chancellor
- Alternative Names
- Ford, Leneen (preferred name)
- Kavanagh, Leneen (birth name)
Mary Marguerite Leneen Forde is the Canadian-born chancellor of Griffith University, and was Governor of Queensland from 1992 until 1997. Leneen Forde was only the second woman to be appointed to the position of governor of an Australian state and the first to take on the role in Queensland. She was a highly respected state governor. In 1998 Forde was appointed to Chair the Commission of Inquiry into Abuse of Children in Queensland Institutions. Her report was handed down in May 1999.