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

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Air Chief Marshal Sir Angus Houston AK, AFC (Ret’d) was appointed to the Airservices Board on 6 December 2011 and appointed as Chair on 3 June 2012. His current term expires on 2 June 2017.

Sir Angus is also Chair of the Council for the Order of Australia, the Defence South Australia Advisory Board, the Canberra Symphony Orchestra and the University of New South Wales Canberra Advisory Board.

He is a Board member of the Lowy Institute for International Policy, the Australian Cancer Research Foundation, the ANZAC Centenary Public Fund Board and Greater Good Canberra. Sir Angus was also appointed South Australia’s special envoy for international trade and investment.

Sir Angus was the Chief of the Defence Force from 4 July 2005 until 4 July 2011, prior to that he was Chief of Air Force for four years. Sir Angus was chair of the ANZAC Centenary Advisory Board from July 2011 until March 2014. The board provided strategic advice to the Australian Government on the national programme for the ANZAC Centenary 2014–2018. In 2012 Sir Angus led the Expert Panel on Asylum Seekers.

He was awarded a Knighthood for his extraordinary and pre-eminent achievement and merit in service to Australia. 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.