- General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK AC(Mil) CVO MC (Retd) is a former Chief of the Australian Defence Force.
- In 2014, was named Governor-General of Australia a position he held until his retirement in June 2019.
- Sir Peter was awarded 2001 Australian of the Year.
- He was awarded the Military Cross for his service with 9RAR in South Vietnam.
- Australian Defense Force
- Devastation recovery
I would like to thank Sir Peter Cosgrove for launching the triennial World Plumbing Conference 2019 in Melbourne. The large and diverse audience from across the globe were clearly impressed. He brought the necessary gravitas to the launch event and set the appropriate tone for the rest of the week, while also managing to weave in several humorous anecdotes that made the audience laugh and relax. He was well-briefed on topics relevant to our industry. I would recommend Sir Peter for any high-profile event, especially one that requires a speaker with international appeal.
Plumbing Industry Climate Action Centre (PICAC)
It was a privilege and a delight to have General The Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK, AC (Mil), CVO, MC (Retd.) present at the Australian Automotive Dealer 2019 Convention. Sir Peter was incredibly generous with his time, gladly walking through our Expo and greeting all our Sponsors and exhibitors with a quick chat and a friendly handshake. His presentation was both thought provoking and informative and he very kindly took questions from our audience at its end. The feedback we received post session was remarkable with many delegates suggesting that Sir Peter was top of their “bucket list” in regards to meeting him or seeing him speak. One delegate summed it up perfectly suggesting Sir Peter was the “walking, talking embodiment of the Australian spirit.”
AADA Convention Manager