Secretary Valedictory: Liz Cosson AM CSC

IPAA ACT is pleased to host a Valedictory Address from Liz Cosson AM CSC, former Secretary of the Department of the Veterans’ Affairs.

Liz Cosson was appointed as Secretary of the Department of Veterans’ Affairs in May 2018. She is also President of the Repatriation Commission and Chair of the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission. Liz is a passionate advocate for improving services that enable veterans and their families to smoothly transition from military service to civilian life.

Before joining the Australian Public Service in 2010, Liz had 31 years of distinguished military service in the Australian Army, including becoming the first woman promoted to the senior rank of Major General Risk Assessment. In 2019, Liz was also inducted into the Women in Defence Hall of Fame.

Liz Cosson AM CSC (Keynote)
Former Secretary
Department of Veterans' Affairs
Katherine Jones PSM (Host)
Attorney-General’s Department
IPAA ACT President

Event Details

Event Date Tuesday 21 February 2023
Arrival Time 9:15 AM AEDT
Formalities 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM AEDT
Networking 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM AEDT
Members Price $0
Non-Members Price $50
Venue National Portrait Gallery
All prices are in Australian Dollars and GST inclusive
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