Catherine Holmes (BEc '77) has been named as Queensland's chief justice, a decision the Government hopes will offer the judiciary a fresh start.
Tim Carmody resigned more than two months ago after a controversial term that lasted just under a year.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and Attorney-General Yvette D'Ath made the announcement on Monday afternoon. Ms Holmes was not in attendance.
Justice Holmes will be Queensland's 19th Chief Justice, and the first female to take up the role in the state.