No two Australian veterans are the same. They’re everyday Aussies – united by their commitment to serve. We are proud to share their unique stories of service and bravery with you.
He facilitates AICD directorship programs, chairs several boards and advises not for profit, charitable and indigenous organisations.
I joined the Bravery Trust Board as an inaugural director in 2012.
In the military someone has always got your back, but when people leave the services and run into difficulties they struggle to find someone who understands their problems and can assist them.
The Bravery Trust fills this important void for individuals and families who have been impacted by their service to the nation
Quote: We are all faced with a series of great opportunities, brilliantly disguised as impossible situations.
Charles R Swindoll
A career Naval Officer for over 50 years who has recently retired. Brett’s career, which commenced as a 15 year old, has centred around operations as a seaman and helicopter pilot and with sea, air and shore-based commands at all rank levels. He has extensive overseas experience including service in the Australian Embassies to USA, Korea and Mongolia. He is married with two adult daughters and two grandsons.
Prior to leading the legal profession as the President of the Law Institute of Victoria, Belinda established Australia’s largest hand dived scallop fishery and is a director for the national body for Australia’s Seafood industry.
Belinda also sits on a number of not for profit boards in the community sector.
“Bravery Trust provides hope and opportunity for those in our veteran community who need it most. It is exciting to lead a dedicated and caring team, who are innovative, creative and are committed to making a difference.”
I am a proud Australian who is passionate about supporting those who step up and choose to serve our nation. If those people are injured in the course of serving Australia it is, in turn, our duty to step up and support them.
From his highly successful 20 plus year military career Garth has gone on to excel in both public and private sectors roles. He is a sought-after management consultant, non-executive director and an award-winning author. After the Blast chronicles his military deployments, including his recovery from wounds inflicted by an insurgent bomb attack in Baghdad in 2004.
Why the cause is important to you:
“Proud members of the military don’t always fall on their feet. Thankfully Bravery Trust is there to help when times get tough. I am extremely proud to be a director of the Trust, playing my small part to assist overcome the issues facing our veteran community.”
Joined Trust board: Dec 2019
“I was very excited to be invited in 2019 to participate on the Bravery Trust Board for many reasons, but mainly because of the contribution the Trust makes to our returned veterans. We can never truly understand what our veterans have been through, but we can and must be there when they need help. This is the core of Bravery Trust and it’s an honour to make a small contribution as a board member.”