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Biography - Peter Haddad AO

Defence Council Victoria's Peter Haddad

Major General (Rtd) Peter Haddad, AO graduated from the Officer Cadet School Portsea in December 1967. His career as a logistics officer in the Australian Army spanned 38 years and he retired from the Army in 2005 at the rank of Major General.

As a senior officer he held policy and management positions at Defence Headquarters and Army Headquarters in Canberra. He commanded Army Logistic Command and   Support Command where he had responsibility for the logistic support for Army, Navy and Air Force units.  His final appointment was Commander, Joint Logistics Command where he was responsible for supporting all Australian Defence Force operations.

When he retired from the Army in 2005, he was engaged by the Commonwealth Games Corporation as the logistics manager responsible for the planning and delivery of logistic support to the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games.

From 2005 to 2013, he was the Chair of the Victorian Veteran’s Council which was responsible for advising Government on matters impacting on the veteran’s community in Victoria.

From 2006 to 2013, he was engaged by the Victorian Government as the Strategic Adviser on Defence Industries and Head of the Defence Industry Unit.  He was also an Adjunct Professor and the Chair of the School Advisory Board for the School of Business, Information Technology and Logistics at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University from 2005 – 2019.

General Haddad is the principal of a consultancy company providing advice and support to defence industry. He also holds a number of Board positions in the not-for-profit sector.