Deputy Chief of Army to speak in Leadership Series

19-Jul-2013 12:10 PM

The Deputy Chief of Army, Major General Angus Campbell, will be the first guest in Monash University’s John Bertrand Leadership Series.

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Major General Campbell will join world champion yachtsman, businessman and philanthropist John Bertrand on 24 July at the Clemenger Auditorium, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne.

The John Bertrand Leadership Series combines academic leadership principles, hands-on learning, and brings together six of Australia’s finest leaders from the worlds of politics, commerce, science, the military and sport with invited participants from the University’s student and alumni community who have demonstrated outstanding leadership qualities. Other interviews will include Professor Christine Kilpatrick, CEO of The Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne; Paul Roos, former Premiership Coach Sydney Swans and 2005 Australian Coach of the Year; Alan Joyce, CEO of Qantas; The Hon RJL (Bob) Hawke, AC, Prime Minister of Australia 1983-1991; and Dr Fiona Wood, AM, pioneering burns specialist and Australian of the Year 2005.

Major General Campbell was appointed Deputy Chief of Army, the second most senior position in the Australian Army, in 2012. His career has involved a variety of high-level defence and security positions. After graduating from the Royal Military College, Duntroon, his regimental service included troop and squadron command in the Special Air Service Regiment. From 2001 to 2002 he commanded the 2nd Battalion, the Royal Australian Regiment and led its deployment to East Timor under the United Nations Transitional Administration. His staff appointments include terms as aide-de-camp to the Chief of Army and chief of staff to the Chief of the Defence Force.

He advised the Prime Minister on national security issues for several years from 2005 on, when he worked in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, as head of the Office of National Security and subsequently as Deputy National Security Adviser.

Major General Campbell achieved his current rank when he returned to the Australian Defence Force early in 2010. He led the Military Strategic Commitments staff in Defence headquarters until January 2011, when he assumed command of all Australian forces deployed in the Middle East Area of Operations. After 12 months in that role, he returned to Australia to take up his present position.

The John Bertrand Leadership Series will be conducted in the Clemenger Auditorium, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne and broadcast by ABC television.

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