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Biography - Greg Combet AM

Greg Combet

Mr Greg Combet AM is the Chair of the Defence Council Victoria. The Defence Council Victoria was established in 2007 and advises the Victorian Government on strategies to develop and sustain Victoria's defence industry capabilities.

Mr Combet is also Victoria’s first Defence Industry Advocate, appointed in April 2016. Drawing on his extensive knowledge and understanding of the Australian defence industry, Mr Combet represents Victoria on defence industry matters, advocates Victoria’s interests to key stakeholders nationally and internationally, and provides the State Government with strategic advice on defence industry related issues.

During his high profile and successful six years in Cabinet, Ministerial and Parliamentary Secretary roles in the Australian Government, Mr Combet was Minister for Industry and Innovation, Minister for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency and Minister for Defence Personnel, Science and Materiel.

Prior to this Mr Combet held the role of ACTU Secretary for eight years and Assistant Secretary for six years before that.

Mr Combet is Deputy Chair of IFM Investors, Deputy Chair of Industry Super Australia and a Director of ME Bank.


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