Peter Arnison

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Peter Maurice Arnison
23rd Governor of Queensland
In office
29 July 1997 – 29 July 2003
Monarch Elizabeth II
Premier Rob Borbidge
Peter Beattie
Preceded by Leneen Forde
Succeeded by Quentin Bryce
Personal details
Born 21 October 1940 (1940-10-21) (age 73)
Lismore, New South Wales, Australia
Military service
Allegiance Australia Australia
Service/branch Australian Army
Years of service 1959–1996
Rank Major General
Commands Land Commander Australia
Battles/wars Vietnam War
Awards Companion of the Order of Australia
Commander of the Royal Victorian Order

Major General Peter Maurice Arnison AC CVO FAICD [1][2] (born 21 October 1940 in Lismore, New South Wales), was Governor of Queensland from July 1997 until July 2003. He graduated from the Royal Military College, Duntroon in 1962, and retired from the Australian Army in 1996. He was the Australian Defence Force's Land Commander Australia (LCAUST) from 1994 until June 1996.

For the year prior to his appointment as governor, he was the Executive Director of Allied Rubber Products, a manufacturing firm. He is a former Chancellor of Queensland University of Technology,[3] and is Chairman of Panbio Limited,[4] Chairman of the Centre for Military and Veterans' Health, Director of Energex Limited,[5] Governor of the Queensland Community Foundation, and on the Board of Directors of the Australian Multicultural Foundation.[6]

Personal[edit]

He is married to Barbara.[7]

Education, appointments, honours and awards[edit]

BEc [5]
D Laws UQ [3][5]
D Univ QUT [3][5]
D Univ Griffith [3][5]
D Letters USQ [3][5]
D Univ SCU [3][5]
FAICD [3][5]
1977 July National Medal [8]
1992 January Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) [9]
1994 Land Commander Australia (LCAUST) [3][5]
1996 June Executive Director, Allied Rubber Products [3][5]
1997 July Queensland’s 23rd Governor [3][5]
2001 January Centenary Medal [10]
2001 March Companion of the Order of Australia (AC) [1]
2002 March The Royal Victorian Order - Commander (CVO) [2]
2004 December Non-executive Director, ENERGEX Limited [3][5]
Chair, Network and Technical Committee, ENERGEX Limited [5]
Member, Audit and Compliance Committee, ENERGEX Limited [5]
Chancellor of Queensland University of Technology [3][5]
Chairman of The Centre for Military and Veterans’ Health [3][5]
Director of the Australian Multicultural Foundation [3][5]
Chairman of Panbio Limited [4]
Chairman, Communities Future Task Force [3]
2009 September re-elected Chancellor of Queensland University of Technology (QUT) [3]
2011 January Appointed Chairman of the Flood Response Review Board in Brisbane.[11][12]

OrderAustraliaRibbon.png Order of Australia (Military) ribbon.png Royal Victorian Order UK ribbon.png Order of St John (UK) ribbon.png

Australian Active Service Medal 1945-75 ribbon.png Vietnam Medal ribbon.png Australian Service Medal 1945-1975 ribbon.png Centenary Medal (Australia) ribbon.png

National Medal (Australia) ribbon.png DFSM with Rosette x 4.png Australian Defence Medal (Australia) ribbon.png Vietnam Campaign Medal Ribbon.png

OrderAustraliaRibbon.png Companion of the Order of Australia (AC) (Civil Division) (2001)[1]
Order of Australia (Military) ribbon.png Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) (Military Division) (1992)[9]
Member of the Order of Australia (AM) (Military Division)
Royal Victorian Order UK ribbon.png Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (CVO) (2002)[2]
Order of St John (UK) ribbon.png Knight of the Order of St John
Australian Active Service Medal 1945-75 ribbon.png Australian Active Service Medal 1945–1975
Vietnam Medal ribbon.png Vietnam Medal
Australian Service Medal 1945-1975 ribbon.png Australian Service Medal 1945–1975
Centenary Medal (Australia) ribbon.png Centenary Medal (2001)[10]
National Medal (Australia) ribbon.png National Medal for 15–24 years service (1977)[8]
DFSM with Rosette x 4.png Defence Force Service Medal with 4 rosettes for 35–39 years service
Australian Defence Medal (Australia) ribbon.png Australian Defence Medal (2006)
Vietnam Campaign Medal Ribbon.png Vietnam Campaign Medal (South Vietnam)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Companion of the Order of Australia, Civil division, 30 March 2001, itsanhonour.gov.au
    Citation: In recognition of service as Governor of Queensland
  2. ^ a b c The Royal Victorian Order - Commander, 3 March 2002, itsanhonour.gov.au
    Citation: In recognition for service as Governor of Queensland
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p Chancellor, Queensland University of Technology (QUT), September 2009, www.chancellery.qut.edu.au
  4. ^ a b CEO on extended medical leave, press release, Panbio Ltd, 8 August 2006, www.panbio.com.au
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q Board of directors, ENERGEX Limited, www.energex.com.au
  6. ^ Members and Staff, Australian Multicultural Foundation, amf.net.au
  7. ^ Farewell to Queensland’s 23rd Governor, Stateline (Queensland), 11 July 2003, abc.net.au
  8. ^ a b National Medal, 14 July 1977, itsanhonour.gov.au
  9. ^ a b Officer of the Order of Australia, Military division, 26 January 1992, itsanhonour.gov.au
    Citation: In recognition of service to the Australian Army as the Commander of the 1st Division
  10. ^ a b Centenary Medal, 1 January 2001, itsanhonour.gov.au
  11. ^ MajGen (Ret'd) Peter Arnison Heading up the Flood Response Review Board, Defence Officers in Business, 23 January 2011, www.defence-officers-in-business.com
  12. ^ Flood disaster response under scrutiny, Brisbane Times, 21 January 2011, www.brisbanetimes.com.au

External links[edit]

Government offices
Preceded by
Leneen Forde
Governor of Queensland
1997 – 2003
Succeeded by
Quentin Bryce