a/g National President and RSL State President Tasmania
Robert has been an active member of the RSL since 1991 and, on moving to Tasmania, has held all Executive positions on a Sub Branch Committee. He currently serves on the RSL (Tasmania) State Executive, and for the last 3 years have been Tasmanian RSL State President.
He has a wealth of experience in corporate governance and Board membership, having served on the Board of the Bendigo Community Bank for the Geeveston/Dover region in the Huon Valley for 4 years and on the Board of the Huonville Business Enterprise Centre (BEC) for 4 years, serving as President of the BEC for 2 of those years and recently has been invited to formally join the Board in September of this years
Robert served in the Royal Australian Air Force for 21 years, prior to gaining private sector employment in management positions in project management which included management of national and international contracts for goods and services for a major Australian resource company for 10 years. Following this, he successfully ran his own business for 10 years, prior to selling the business upon appointment to the role of Tasmanian State President.
Robert is strongly committed to the on-going future welfare of our veterans, ex-servicemen and women and their dependents. He strongly believes that the RSL needs to keep up with and adapt to the needs of our members as well as the technology utilized by younger veterans and ex-service personnel. There is a need for the RSL to learn what motivations the younger veterans and ex-service personnel have in order to adapt to their needs whilst maintaining our tradition of support and maximization of benefits to our older members who represent the heritage of the RSL.
He believes in open communication with our members about all initiatives designed to further the RSL and to promote the welfare and interests of our members and their families. Robert is decisive, and approaches all problems with an open mind and is not afraid to ask the difficult questions.
Robert is committed to working tirelessly to advance the Objects of the RSL and the well-being of our members and all serving and ex-service personnel and their families.