Following a distinguished military career, General Sir Peter Cosgrove was appointed Chief of Army in 2000. After further promotion to General, he served as Chief of the Defence Force from 2002-2005. He retired from the Australian Defence Force in 2005.
He was appointed by the Queensland Government to lead the task force rebuilding communities in the Innisfail region following the devastation caused by Cyclone Larry in 2006. He was named Australian of the Year in 2001.
In every Australian State the local Governor (and in every Australian Territory the Administrator), is the Patron of the local UNAA Division. Visit each Division to learn more about their local Patron.