The J C Bannon Oration

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St Mark's College

46 Pennington Terrace

North Adelaide, SA 5006

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St Mark’s College is honoured to present distinguished Australian, Air Chief Marshal Sir Angus Houston AK AFC (Ret’d) as the orator of the inaugural J C Bannon Oration.

In acknowledgement of seed funding from the Bannon family, St Mark’s is holding an annual oration, open to the public and presented by distinguished individuals who are leaders in their fields.

Join us to hear Sir Angus draw on his extensive knowledge and experience to deliver the inaugural J C Bannon Oration.

Doors open at 5.30pm, guests to be seated by 5.50pm.

Tickets are complimentary but seating is limited


THE ORATOR

Air Chief Marshal Sir Angus Houston AK, AFC (Ret’d) was awarded the Knight of the Order of Australia in January 2015 for extraordinary and pre-eminent achievement and merit in service to Australia, through distinguished service in the Australian Defence Force, continued commitment to serve the nation in leadership roles, particularly the national responses to the MH370 and MH17 disasters, and in a variety of roles in the community.

Sir Angus is currently the Chancellor of the University of the Sunshine Coast, the Chair of five boards and also serves as a member on a variety of different boards. In addition, he is the Ambassador/Patron of numerous charitable organisations.

In July 2014, Sir Angus was appointed as the Prime Minister’s Special Envoy to lead Australia’s efforts to help recover, identify and repatriate Australians killed in the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 disaster. Sir Angus also led the Joint Agency Coordination Centre coordinating the Australian Government’s support for the search into missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 in 2014.

Sir Angus was Chair of the Anzac Centenary Advisory Board from July 2011 until March 2014. The Board provided strategic advice to the Australian Government in relation to the planning and implementation of the Anzac Centenary 2014-2018.

Sir Angus retired from the Military in July 2011 after serving for 41 years. He was Chief of the Australian Defence Force from 2005-2011 and prior to that was Chief of Air Force for four years.


THE INSPIRATION

Former Premier of South Australia, the Hon Dr John Charles Bannon AO spent eight years as the Master of St Mark’s College from 2000 to 2007. He was a student at the College in 1962-1963 as an undergraduate law and arts student at the University of Adelaide.

The importance and perpetuity of education is a key theme that carried throughout Dr Bannon’s life: through his university years, political career, teaching roles and as an academic and historian. He also enjoyed a love of the arts, sports and history, particularly the Australian Constitution and Commonwealth/State relations.

He held numerous Board, Council and committee positions and was made an Officer of the Order of Australia in 2015.

In acknowledgement of seed funding from the Bannon family, St Mark’s College is holding an annual oration, open to the public and presented by distinguished individuals who are leaders in their fields.

When great thinkers and innovators share their knowledge, insights and stories, people are inspired to achieve greatness of their own.


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What time will the event commence?

Doors open at 5.30pm and guests are to be seated by 5.50pm for the event to commence soon after.

What time will the event finish?

Approximately 7.15pm

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

St Mark's College is located at 46 Pennington Terrace, North Adelaide, SA.

Parking is available along Pennington Terrace and Kermode Street, however please take note of parking and ticketing signs.

Buses run along King William Road, a short walk to the Pennington Terrace entrance.

Is wheel chair access available?

Yes, wheel chair access is available via ramps and elevators.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please contact Sarah Hampel, Director Development & Marketing at St Mark's College - sarah.hampel@stmarkscollege.com.au or 08 8334 5604.

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