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Bravery Trust ADF announces new Director, Ms Jane McAloon

Mar 26 , 2015

The ADF Assistance Trust is delighted to officially welcome our newest Board member, Ms Jane McAloon, BEc (Hons), LLB, GDipGov, FAICD, FCIS, 51.

Jane comes to the Trust with broad corporate experience, having been the President of Governance and Group Company Secretary at BHP Billiton for several years.  She is also a member of the Group Management Committee. Prior to this Jane worked at AGL and in various state and commonwealth government agencies, including Director General of the NSW Ministry of Energy and Utilities and Deputy Director General for the NSW Cabinet Office.

Jane is a non-executive director of Energy Australia and a former Director of the Australian War Memorial. “It is a privilege to join the Trust and be able to contribute to supporting ADF members, veterans and their families suffering hardship and injury incurred in the service of the nation.”

Jane’s appointment comes at an exciting time for the ADF Assistance Trust, which has just formally announced its community partnership with Virgin Australia, joining our foundation partner Coles and media partners Seven West and News Corp in helping raise awareness of the need and funds for ADF members, veterans and their families who have been adversely affected by their service.

Board Chairman Dr Ken Michael, in looking forward to Jane’s contribution to the activities of the Trust, commented, “I am delighted to welcome Jane’s significant corporate and government experience to the Board of the ADF Assistance Trust. She will add great depth and insight to the organisation.” 

Over the past three years of the Trust’s operation it has disbursed almost $500,000 to over 270 ADF members, veterans and/or families with individual needs; providing financial support in the areas of housing/utilities, education, food, healthcare, and other special needs.

It is expected that demand for the Trust’s assistance will grow in the coming years as the incidence of traumatic physical injuries and PTSD amongst our service personnel increases, making funding for our work and increased community awareness vital to the success and longevity of the ADF Assistance Trust.