Boardroom Lunch: Leadership, Resilience, & Triumph

Members Social Event
Jun 14
12:00 pm

Join us for our annual Boardroom Lunch brought to you by our Platinum Sponsors Sovereign Hills with special guest speaker Lorraine Hatton, OAM (Aunty Lorraine) who will be presenting on Leadership, Resilience and Triumphs.

In 1986 Aunty Lorraine embarked on a highly successful military career which spanned for over 21 years, providing loyal, dedicated, service to the Australian Army, her country, and her people. She is widely recognised as a pioneer for both Indigenous and non-Indigenous female service women, distinguishing herself, in peacetime and operations, involving peace keeping, humanitarian, peace-monitoring and war operations, in various theaters and campaigns.

At the time of her promotion in 2003, Aunty Lorraine was the first Aboriginal female to be promoted to Warrant Officer in the Australian Army’s history. Her career culminated in yet another first for both Indigenous and Nonindigenous female service women as she was appointed as the Communications Manager to the Australian Army Special Forces Task Group in Afghanistan, in 2006. Aunty Lorraine retired from the Army, in 2007, after a nomadic career that saw her live both widely throughout Australia and abroad, and settled on the Gold Coast, Southeast Queensland.

Aunty Lorraine was appointed as the Indigenous Elder of the Australian Army in May 2020. This significant national appointment, reports directly to the Chief of Army, on a broad range of Indigenous issues and sees her sit on the Army Indigenous Capability Advisory Board. Some of her other responsibilities in this role involve representing serving and ex-serving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island personnel, providing advice to Army’s senior leadership, establishing long lasting and mutually beneficial relationships nationally between Army and communities, as well as participating in representational duties, and events of significance.

In January 2019 Aunty Lorraine was awarded the Order of Australia Medal (OAM), for service to the Indigenous Community.

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Event Details

Members Social Event
Friday, June 14, 2024
12:00 pm

Venue Details

The Westport Club
25 Buller Street
Port Macquarie


Business Port Macquarie

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