Peter Arnison

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Major-General The Honourable
Peter Arnison
AC, CVO
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 74)
Lismore, New South Wales, Australia
Awards Companion of the Order of Australia
Commander of the Royal Victorian Order
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
Bien Hoa, Vietnam. 1965-07. Captain Peter Arnison of Sydney, NSW, (left) and Major Ian McFarlane of Melbourne, Vic, both from the 1st Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (1RAR), on their return from a battalion strength operation.

Major General Peter Maurice Arnison AC CVO KStJ 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]

Bachelor of Economics[5]
D Laws University of Queensland[3][5]
D Univ Queensland University of Technology[3][5]
D Univ Griffith University[3][5]
D Letters University of Southern Queensland[3][5]
D Univ Southern Cross University[3][5]
Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors[3][5]
July 1977 National Medal[8]
January 1992 Officer of the Order of Australia (AO)[9]
1994 Land Commander Australia (LCAUST)[3][5]
June 1996 Executive Director, Allied Rubber Products[3][5]
July 1997 Queensland’s 23rd Governor[3][5]
January 2001 Centenary Medal[10]
March 2001 Companion of the Order of Australia (AC)[1]
March 2002 Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (CVO)[2]
December 2004 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]
September 2009 re-elected Chancellor of Queensland University of Technology (QUT)[3]
January 2011 Appointed Chairman of the Flood Response Review Board in Brisbane[11][12]

Awards and decorations[edit]

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 Grace 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