Air Chief Marshal Sir Angus Houston AK, AFC (Ret'd) (Chair)

Portrait Sir Angus Houston

Air Chief Marshal Sir Angus Houston was awarded the Knight of the Order of Australia in January 2015 for extraordinary and pre-eminent achievement and merit in service to Australia, through distinguished service in the Australian Defence Force, continued commitment to serve the nation in leadership roles, particularly the national responses to the MH370 and MH17 disasters, and in a variety of roles in the community.

Sir Angus retired as the Chief of the Defence Force in 2011 after a career of 41 years in the military.  Sir Angus is Chair of Airservices Australia, Chair of Defence South Australia Advisory Board, Chair of the Order of Australia Council and Chair of the Canberra Symphony Orchestra.  He is a Board Member of the Lowy Institute for International Policy, the Australian Cancer Research Foundation, the Anzac Centenary Public Fund Board, the UNSW Canberra Advisory Council and GreaterGood Canberra.  In addition, he is patron of numerous charitable organisations. 

Sir Angus is married to Liz and they have three sons and two grandchildren.  In 2011 he was named the Australian Father of the Year and in 2012 the ACT Australian of the Year.