Air Chief Marshal Sir Angus Houston AK, AFC (Ret’d) retired from the military after 41 years service in the Australian Defence Force in July 2011. Angus is Chair of the Anzac Centenary Advisory Board, Airservices Australia, the Council for the Order of Australia and the Canberra Symphony Orchestra. He is a Board Member of the Lowy Institute for International Policy, the Australian Cancer Research Foundation, the Defence South Australia Advisory Board and GreaterGood Canberra. He is also a patron of numerous charitable organisations.
Angus was the Chief of the Defence Force from 4 July 2005 until 4 July 2011. Prior to that he was Chief of Air Force for four years. In 2012, Angus led the Expert Panel on Asylum Seekers.
He is married to Liz and they have three sons and two grandchildren. In 2011, Angus was named the Australian Father of the Year and in 2012, the ACT Australian of the Year.