Peter Cosgrove

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Peter Cosgrove "was appointed to the Qantas Board in July 2005.

"He is a Member of the Qantas Safety, Environment and Security Committee and a Director of Qantas Superannuation Limited.

"General Cosgrove is Vice-Chairman of the Australian Rugby Union and a Director of Cardno Limited. He is a consultant to Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu and is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. General Cosgrove is also Chairman of the South Australian Defence Industry Advisory Board and a member of the Australian War Memorial Council.

"General Cosgrove served in the Australian Army from 1965 and was the Chief of the Australian Defence Force from July 2002 until his retirement in July 2005.

"He was in command of the international forces in East Timor from 1999 until the force was withdrawn in February 2000, for which General Cosgrove was appointed a Companion of the Military Division of the Order of Australia.

"He was awarded the Military Cross for his service in Vietnam early in his career and has received several foreign awards including the Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit (CNZM), Commander of the United States Legion of Merit, the Republic of Singapore's Distinguished Service Order and France's Legion D'Honneur.

"General Cosgrove was Australian of the Year in 2001." [1] also see

"After retirement from the Armed Forces, General Cosgrove accepted positions on the Qantas Board, a consultancy with Deloittes and was appointed Chairman of the The General Sir John Monash Foundation." [2]

His wife is Lynne Cosgrove.


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  1. Directors, Qantas Airways, accessed March 7, 2008.
  2. Peter Cosgrove, Celebrity Speakers, accessed November 25, 2008.
  3. Peter Cosgrove, Cardno, accessed November 25, 2008.