A/g Head Collection Services

Brian Dawson was appointed to the position of Anzac Centenary Travelling Exhibition Executive Manager on 11 December 2013.  Prior to taking up this role, Brian was a member of a consultant project team that developed a proposal for the NSW Department of Transport regarding the implementation of a grain harvest management scheme (May to October 2013).  In April 2013 he retired from the Australian Regular Army at the rank of Major General having completed forty years’ service.  Senior appointments held during his time in the Army included Australia’s first Military Representative to the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) and the European Union from 2010 to 2013; Head of the Australian Department of Defence Public Affairs organisation (2008 - 2010); Deputy Commander of the Australian Joint Task Force in Iraq based in Baghdad (2007 - 2008); Commandant of the Australian Defence Force Academy (2006 - 2007); and Chief of Staff Land Headquarters (2002 – 2005).  He was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in 2000 for his work in Defence logistics and awarded the Conspicuous Service Cross (CSC) for service in Somalia in 1995.

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