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Empowering female Defence leadership

Speakers Jim McDowell and Lieutenant-General Christine Whitecross OMM and MSM

This event is fully booked. 

Lieutenant-General Christine Whitecross, OMM, MSM, CD shares her stories of leadership in the military.

  • 17.30–18.30 Presentation followed by Q&A
  • 18.30–19.30 Canapes and drinks reception

ASPI’s Women in Defence and Security Network is delighted to commence 2016 with a presentation from Lieutenant-General Christine Whitecross, Canada’s senior female military officer. 

LGen Whitecross is the Chief of Military Personnel in the Canadian Forces. She has served as Commander of the Canadian Forces Strategic Response Team on Sexual Misconduct since May 2015.

Lieutenant-General Christine Whitecross

LGen Whitecross enlisted in the Canadian Forces in 1982, joining the Canadian Military Engineers. Her positions have included Chief of Staff to the Assistant Deputy Minister (Infrastructure and Environment) and Chief Military Engineer of the Canadian Forces at National Defence Headquarters.

LGen Whitecross holds a Bachelors Degree in Chemical Engineering from Queen's University and a Masters Degree in Defence Studies from the Royal Military College. She is a graduate of Command and Staff College and the Advanced Military Studies Course at the Canadian Forces College. She is a recipient of the Order of Military Merit and was awarded the US Defense Meritorious Service Medal for her service at ISAF Headquarters, Afghanistan.

For more information, please contact Clare Murphy at [email protected] or on 02 6270 5141. 

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Speakers

Jim McDowell

Mr Jim McDowell was appointed to the ASPI Council in January 2017.

Jim commenced as Chancellor of the University of South Australia on 1 January 2016.