Colin Radford appointed Chair of the Defence Reserves Support Council Victoria

7 January 2015 | Media Release

Defence Reserves Support Council National Chair Jack Smorgon AO, has announced the appointment of Colin Radford as Chair of the Defence Reserves Support Council Victoria.

“As my last official duty as National Chair of the DRSC, I am very pleased to announce that Mr Radford has been appointed to this position,” Mr Smorgon said.

“His experience in both the public and private sectors will enable him to make a significant contribution to the DRSC’s work in Victoria and importantly, in support of Defence Reservists. He has been a member of the DRSC Victoria Council since April 2014 and participated in Exercise Boss Lift to the Solomon Islands in November 2010, giving him a great appreciation for his new role.”

The Defence Reserves Support Council promotes the benefits of Reserve service to employers and the community.  Under the leadership of the National Defence Reserves Support Council, there is a council in each State and Territory.

Council members are volunteers and include representatives from industry networks, small business, trade unions, youth and other interested community groups.

Mr Radford has strong credentials in both public service and the private sector, currently heading Deloitte’s Public Sector Practice in Victoria. 

Prior to joining Deloitte, Mr Radford spent almost two decades in the Victorian Government sector where he held a number of senior roles in a variety of agencies and ministerial offices, including six years as an executive at the Victorian WorkCover Authority and the Transport Accident Commission, Advisor to three Victorian Premiers and Chief of Staff to the Minister for Finance.

Mr Radford’s appointment is for five years, effective 31 December 2014.

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Issued by Ministerial and Executive Coordination and Communication,
Department of Defence,
Canberra, ACT
Phone: 02 6127 1999 Fax: 02 6265 6946

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