22nd August 2014
Peter Leahy retired from the Army in July 2008 after a 37 year career as a soldier. He concluded his career in the Army with the rank of Lieutenant General after a six year appointment as the Chief of Army. He commanded the Australian Army during a period of unprecedented operational activity, challenge, tempo and change and wrote and spoke extensively on the changing nature of warfare and the need to counter new threats.
Since leaving the Army Peter has joined the University of Canberra as a Professor and the foundation Director of the National Security Institute where he continues to write and commentate on defence and security matters. He is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has been appointed to the Boards of Codan Limited and Electro Optic Systems Holdings Limited. He supports the Government of South Australia as a member of the Defence South Australia Advisory Board. He is also involved in charities as the Chairman of both Soldier On and the Red Shield Appeal Committee for the Australian Capital Territory and as a Trustee of the Prince’s Charities Australia.
Peter was awarded the Companion of the Order of Australia in 2007 for eminent service to the Australian Defence Force in command of the Australian Army and strategic staff appointments.
He is an experienced commander and leader who is highly regarded internationally having been recognised at the highest levels by the United States, France, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia and Cambodia.
74 Bourke Street
22nd August 2014, 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Ticket Price includes GST
Bookings Close: 18th August 2014