Update 11 May 2016: a spokesperson for the Department of Veterans’ Affairs has advised that Wing Commander Bown commences her term on 3 June 2016 and Corporal Keighran commences his term on 30 June 2016.
Minister Tehan has announced the appointment to the Australian War Memorial Council of Wing Commander Sharon Bown (Retd), a former senior nurse in the RAAF, and Corporal Daniel Keighran VC. The two new appointees replace the Hon Graham Edwards and Ms Gabrielle Trainor.
Members of the Council are listed on the Memorial’s website. The Council has 13 members. With the new appointments, nine of the 13 are serving or former members of the Australian Defence Force and nine are men. The average age of the Council is around 57 and only the two new appointees are under the age of 45.
7 May 2016 updated