Thursday, June 20, 2024

Kerry Stokes reappointed to Australian War Memorial council

Billionaire media mogul, Kerry Stokes, has been reappointed as a member of the Council of the Australian War Memorial for a further 12 months as the facility undergoes a $500 million expansion.

Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, Darren Chester said Mr Stokes’ extensive experience, leadership and dedication would continue to benefit the Council and its ongoing stability, particularly as the Memorial progresses through the early stages of its major upgrade.

“The work of the Council is crucial in raising national awareness of the service and sacrifice of our current and former Australian Defence Force members and their families, and as a member of the Council and during his time as Chair Kerry has done an outstanding job,” Mr Chester said.

“Kerry is a passionate supporter and advocate for the Australian War Memorial and I thank him for his contribution to-date and congratulate him on his reappointment.”

The Council of the Australian War Memorial is responsible for the conduct and control of the affairs of the Memorial and the policy of the Memorial with respect to any matters determined by the Council.

“I also thank all Council members for their dedication and hard work in preserving and sharing our military history and ensuring our veterans’ stories of service are told at the Australian War memorial,” Mr Chester said.

80-year-old Mr Stokes has been a member of the council of the war memorial since 2007 and was appointed Chairman in 2015.

His term was due to expire last year, however it was extended amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

More information about the Australian War Memorial and its Council as well as a copy of Mr Stokes’ biography can be found on the Australian War Memorial web site.

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