The Governor- General of Australia, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd) has agreed to be the Patron of Engineers Australia.
The decorated military leader rose to prominence during the peacekeeping mission in East Timor in the late nineties, before serving as Chief of the Defence Force. Since his retirement from the military in 2005, he has led the taskforce to rebuild the area around Innisfail following Cyclone Larry, served as Chancellor of the Australian Catholic University, and served on several boards including QANTAS and the Australian Rugby Union. In March this year, General Sir Peter Cosgrove was sworn in as Governor-General of Australia.
In correspondence sent to Engineers Australia, General Sir Peter Cosgrove said he “…sees the work of Engineers Australia as complementary to his responsibilities as Governor-General and to themes of personal interest to him”.
Engineers Australia joins a list of less than 100 organisations General Sir Peter Cosgrove has agreed give patronage to.