The Governor-General, Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC, will open the 2018 Men's Health Gathering to be held in Parramatta in November. Sir Peter brings a wealth of experience and notoriety in the men's health sector and will be speaking to the Conference theme 'Working Together to Improve Male Health and Wellbeing'.
For those who want to attend The Gathering and hear Sir Peter's speech, Early Bird Registration Discounts offer savings of $100 on all Full Conference Registrations, but is only available until Friday, 31st August. To register today visit: www.menshealthgathering.org.au.
Governor-General Peter Cosgrove
Peter Cosgrove was born in Sydney in 1947. The son of a soldier, he attended Waverley College in Sydney and graduated in 1968 from the Royal Military College, Duntroon.
Early in his military career, he fought in Vietnam, commanding a rifle platoon. He was awarded the Military Cross in 1971 for his performance and leadership during an assault on enemy positions.
In 1972, he served as Aide de Camp to Governor-General Sir Paul Hasluck. He returned to regimental life as second in command of a Company, rising to Adjutant then Company Commander in the Army's 5th Battalion Royal Australian Regiment (5 RAR), then 5/7 RAR in Holsworthy, Sydney.
Subsequent appointments included a period as a tactics instructor at the Army's Infantry Centre in Singleton, New South Wales; a year's study at the United States Marine Corps Staff College in Quantico, USA; extended periods of duty in the United Kingdom and India; and command of 1 RAR. He was appointed a Member in the Military Division of the Order of Australia (AM) for his service in command in 1983-84.