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Lt Gen (Ret'd) Kenneth Gillespie AC DSC CSM

ASPI Council Chair

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Ken Gillespie is an experienced and highly decorated national leader.  

Formerly Chief of the Australian Army, Ken possesses a diverse range of practical experience, including military high command, diplomacy, and private and public sector leadership. He has an enviable and successful track record for strategic review, structural reform, team building and leadership across diverse and challenging work environments and workforces.

Ken currently sits on several boards, both public and not for profit, and provides consulting services to Government Departments, Corporations and small companies. He possesses a strong network of contacts in government, defence, security and commercial fields and has considerable experience communicating with, and building consensus among diverse stakeholder groups.

Ken Gillespie was appointed to the ASPI Council in January 2015 and was appointed Chairman in December 2016.