Governor General Patronage
The Governor General of Australia, His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC, DSC (Ret’d) and Her Excellency Mrs Linda Hurley have graciously agreed to be patrons of the Veterans Film Festival.
David Hurley joined the Australian Army in January 1972, graduating from the Royal Military College, Duntroon into the Royal Australian Infantry Corps. In a long and distinguished 42-year military career, his service culminated with his appointment as Chief of the Defence Force.
Mrs Hurley’s career in education has been in both the public and private school systems, until her retirement from full time teaching in July 2011. Mrs Hurley has an interest in the Arts, especially music. She is passionate about singing, and showing how singing, especially in a group, can have a positive impact on individuals and the community.
Warwick Young, OAM, President of the Veterans Film Festival:
“I am delighted to announce that His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd) and Her Excellency Mrs Linda Hurley have accepted the role of being the joint patrons of the Veterans Film Festival. Now in it’s 5th year the festival is a platform for films from every corner if the globe. Vice-Regal patronage will increase the profile of films made by veterans and films that deal with the issues that affect veterans, their families and the wider community.”
For more information visit: https://www.gg.gov.au/about-governor-general/patronages