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The Hon Darren Chester MP
Minister for Veterans' Affairs
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27 February 2019

Major General Natasha Fox appointed to the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission

Major General Natasha Fox AM CSC, Head of People Capability at the Department of Defence, has been appointed to the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission (MRCC), as a part-time member for a term of five years, replacing Rear Admiral Brett Wolski AM.

Minister for Veterans' Affairs Darren Chester congratulated MAJGEN Fox on her appointment saying she will be an asset to the Commission with her extensive knowledge, skills and experience.

"Major General Fox joined the Australian Defence Force Academy in 1988 and graduated from the Royal Military College in 1991 to the Royal Australian Army Ordnance Corps. she was promoted to Major General and assumed the duties of Head, People Capability in November 2018," Mr Chester said.

"Along with Major General Fox's distinguished military career, she also holds a Bachelor of Arts, as well as Masters in Business Administration, Management in Defence Studies, and Politics and Policy.

"I congratulate Major General Fox and offer my thanks for her service to-date. I am confident she will do an outstanding job in this new role for the serving and ex-serving defence community."

Mr Chester also thanked outgoing Commission member RADM Wolski for his close to three years' service to the Commission, and more than 30 years' service in the Royal Australian Navy.

"Rear Admiral Wolski has had an exceptional military career, serving as the Commanding Officer of HMAS Tobruk and HMAS Stirling as well as a range of command and personnel-related appointments in Defence and Navy Headquarters," Mr Chester said.

"I would like to thank him for his long and dedicated service and wish him all the best for the future."

Under the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004, two members of the Commission, nominated by the Minister for Defence, must come from the Department of Defence or be permanent members of the Australian Defence Force (ADF).

It has been practice to appoint people occupying the roles of Head, People Capability and Commander Joint Health and Surgeon General ADF to the MRCC Permanent Forces positions because the roles and responsibilities of these positions complement the Commission.


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