April 2019 Dinner Meeting

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Date: Tuesday, 2 April 2019
Venue: Grand Ballroom, Novotel Wollongong North Beach
Speaker: The Hon Dr Brendan Nelson AO BMBS FRACP (Hon) FAMA FRSN

Thanks to our Dinner Sponsor Hansen & Cole Funerals, we are delighted to announce that the Hon Brendan Nelson AO BMBS FRACP (Hon) FAMA FRSN is our special guest for April.

The Hon Dr Nelson was elected to the Federal Parliament of Australia in March 1996. After the 2001 election, he was promoted from Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Defence to Cabinet in the senior portfolio of Minister for Education, Science and Training. In November 2007 Dr Nelson was elected leader of the Liberal Party of Australia, serving as Leader of the Opposition until September 2008.

The Hon Dr Brendan Nelson commenced as Director of the Australian War Memorial on 17 December 2012. Prior to this, he was the Australian Ambassador to Belgium, Luxembourg, the European Union and NATO (2010–12). Apart from overseeing a major transformation in Australia’s relationships with the European Union and NATO, Dr Nelson forged deep links with the communities of Flanders, where almost 14,000 Australians lost their lives during the First World War.

The foundations of our proud ANZAC history are relatively well known. What isn't as often discussed are our more modern operations since the end of World War Two. From active conflict to peace keeping operations, our service personnel continue to play important roles in the security of our region and our country.

Please join us at our April dinner where the Hon Dr Nelson will reflect on the role of our service personnel in Korea, Malaysia, Vietnam, Afghanistan and Iraq. He will highlight enduring lessons learned and the ramifications for leadership and leaders both in the business world and conflict settings. 

Don’t miss this opportunity to honour and celebrate our  ANZAC history and the leadership of our service personnel.

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