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Air Vice Marshal Brent Espeland AM new Chair of the Veterans’ Advisory Council.

Tuesday 24 May, 2016

The Hon Martin Hamilton-Smith MP, Minister for Veterans’ Affairs today announced Air Vice Marshal Brent Espeland AM as the new Chair of the Veterans’ Advisory Council.

Read his bio below:


Air Vice-Marshal Brent Espeland AM

Brent Espeland enjoyed a career in the Royal Australian Air Force spanning 36 years. He is an experienced commander, having held unit and formation command twice as well as having tenure as the Air Officer Commanding Training Command and Deputy Chief of Air Force. His final military service position was on secondment to the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet where he was responsible for the coordination of security and intelligence at the national level for the Sydney 2000 Games.

A second career followed with ten years in senior sports administration at the Australian Sports Commission with a focus on the governance of national sporting organisations, sports science and medicine and the fight against drugs in sport.

Now retired, he works actively in support of a number of worthwhile causes. He is National President of the Australian Flying Corps and Royal Australian Air Force Association and both National and South Australian President of the Royal United Services Institute of Australia, a Director of the Sir Richard Williams Foundation, a member of the Department of Veterans Affairs Round Table, Chairman of The Board of Governors of The Repat Foundation, a member of the Air Force Heritage Advisory Committee and is especially pleased to serve as a member of the National Council of the Australian Air Force Cadets.

He is also actively involved as a .founding and steering group member of the Alliance of Defence Service Organisations which works closely with the government, the opposition and the cross benches to shape policies for past, present and future members of the Australian Defence Force.

Brent believes that as citizens we owe a profound debt to veterans and service personnel who have suffered related health issues for Australians and is proud to be a part of an The Repat Foundation – The Road Home which aims to improve outcomes for these people.

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