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A Not to Be Missed Wednesday luncheon with former Governor General and Passionate Advocate for Soils and the Land… Major General the Honourable Michael Jeffery, AC, AO(Mil), CVO, MC (Retd)

Guest Speaker:

Major General the Honourable Michael Jefferey AC, AO (Mil.), CVO, MC (Retd)

The Answer lies in the soil!


Major General Jeffery was born in Wiluna, Western Australia in 1937 and educated at Kent Street High School and the Royal Military College, Duntroon.  After a significant career in the army he retired in 1993 to assume the appointment of Governor of Western Australia, which he held for almost seven years.  His major interests during his tenure were in youth affairs, education, environment and the family.


For his services to the State he was appointed a Companion in the Order of Australia, a Commander of the Royal Victorian Order and a Citizen of Western Australia.  On his retirement as Governor in 2000 he established in Perth, a not for profit strategic research institute – Future Directions International (FDI) – whose objective is to examine longer term issues facing Australia.  He has an Honorary Doctorate of Technology by Curtin University.


On 11 August 2003 he was sworn in as the twenty-fourth Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, serving in that capacity until 5 September 2008.


Upon his retirement as Governor-General, he served as Chairman of the Royal Flying Doctor Service, Outcomes Australia, the Global Foundation and the Diamond Jubilee Trust Australia.


He was appointed the National Advocate for Soil Health in 2013 and is patron of various charitable organisations including the Australian Davos Connection Limited. For over two decades, ADC Forum has brought together the nation’s foremost decision makers and thought leaders across all sectors to focus on the issues that are critical to future prosperity. The latest forum on the topic of Blockchain will be held in Adelaide from March 18 to 20, 2019.


He is presently the Chairman of FDI, Soils For Life, the Australian Trachoma Alliance and the Constitution Education Fund Australia.


Major General Jeffery is a Companion of the Order of Logohu (PNG), a Knight of St John, a Citizen of Western Australia, a Paul Harris Fellow and an honorary life member of the Returned and Services League.


Note: Members and guests are encouraged to pre-book online or come early to the registration/welcome desk, to ensure you get a spot!


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Event Properties

Event Date 20-03-2019 1:00 pm
Event End Date 20-03-2019 2:00 pm
Capacity 90
Cut off date 20-03-2019 11:00 am
Individual Price $30 per person Includes Main Course, shared Cheese platter and Tea/Coffee
Adelaide Oval - Cathedral Room
North Adelaide SA 5006, Australia
Adelaide Oval - Cathedral Room
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