Lt Gen (Ret) John Sanderson – "a former Governor of Western Australia – has a life-long commitment to our nation’s military.
"For most of his 40 year military career he was engaged at the strategic level of military planning. He was Chief of Army for 1995 to 1998. He commanded the UN Peacekeeping Force during the period of UN transition Authority in Cambodia (UNTAC). During his military career he commanded at all levels, including operational service in Borneo, Vietnam and Cambodia.
"He is a former civil engineer, a graduate of the Royal Military College, the Australian Staff College, the Joint Services Staff College, and the United States Army War College.
"He recently accepted an appointment as the Special Adviser on Indigenous Affairs to the Western Australian Government, with the role of building alliances and leadership to enhance participation of Aboriginal people in the social and economic development of the State."