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The Hon Dan Tehan MP
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Thursday, 6 July 2017

Australian War Memorial Council Appointments

Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Dan Tehan today announced a new appointment and two re-appointments to the Council of the Australian War Memorial (AWM).

Margaret Jackson AC has been appointed to the AWM Council for three years, and Kerry Stokes AC and Les Carlyon AC have been re-appointed for a further three years.

“Ms Jackson is currently the Chairperson of Ansett Aviation Training Limited, Chairperson of the Prince’s Charities Australia, Director of Barefoot to Boots Foundation and a Director of Melbourne Symphony Orchestra,” Mr Tehan said.

“Ms Jackson has served with distinction on a wide range of commercial and non-government boards over many years and the AWM Council will benefit greatly from her experience.

"Mr Stokes has served three terms as a member and is currently the Chairman of the AWM Council. Mr Carlyon is also a long serving and experienced member, first taking up a position on the Council in 2006.”

Mr Tehan welcomes Ms Jackson to the AWM Council and congratulates Kerry Stokes and Les Carlyon on their reappointments.

“I also thank outgoing member Jillian Segal for her dedication to the Council over the past three years. The work of the AWM Council is vital to ensuring the continued place of the AWM as a living, breathing record of our nation’s military history,” Mr Tehan said.

For more information on the Australian War Memorial and the AWM Council, visit the Australian War Memorial Website.

Media enquiries:

Minister Tehan’s Office: Amelia Gard, 0428 262 894
Department of Veterans’ Affairs Media: 02 6289 6203

Veterans and Veterans Families Counselling Service (VVCS) can be reached 24 hours a day across Australia for crisis support and free confidential counselling. Phone 1800 011 046 (international: +61 8 8241 4546). VVCS is a service founded by Vietnam veterans.