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Houston replaces Cosgrove at Defence SA

Feb 07, 2014

Air Chief Marshal Angus Houston AC AFC is the new chair of the Defence SA Advisory Board.

Premier Jay Weatherill said Air Chief Marshal Houston replaced former chair General Peter Cosgrove AC MC who has resigned and to take up the position of Governor General.

“General Cosgrove has been on the Board since its inception in 2007 and has been an outstanding advocate for South Australia’s defence industry,” Mr Weatherill said.

“It was important to replace General Cosgrove with someone of national standing and I am very pleased to announce Air Chief Marshal Houston as his replacement.

“Air Chief Marshal Houston has spent 41 years in the Australian Defence Force, including six years as its Chief between 2005 and 2011.

“He is already on the Defence SA Advisory Board and was the logical successor to General Cosgrove.

“Air Chief Marshal Houston is an outstanding leader and to have someone of his calibre as the Chair of the Board is a coup for South Australia.”

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