Committee Biographies

His Excellency General The Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Ret'd)
Governor of New South Wales
Patron-in-Chief
John Sanderson, AC
Patron
Geraldine Doogue, AO
Patron
Andrew Colvin, APM, OAM
Patron
Matina Jewell
APMP Ambassador
Chairman Vice Chairman Treasurer Secretary
Project Adviser National Office Staff Web & Info Technology Canberra Coord
ADF Representative AFP Representative APPVA Representative UNOPAA Representative
UNAA Representative RSL Representative

Paul Copeland, OAM, APPVA Representative

Paul Copeland

Paul Copeland served in the Australian Regular Army for 20 years. During that time he specialised in Communications, Information Systems and Electronic Warfare. Paul served in a range of postings in Field, Strategic, Special Forces, Electronic Warfare and Force Development. Paul served on Humanitarian Operations in 1992 - Vanuatu (OP ASPEN); Active service in 1993 - to the Force Communications Unit to the United Nations Transitional Authority in Cambodia (OP GEMINI); and Peacekeeping Service during the period 1995-1996 in the Multinational Force & Observers - Sinai (OP MAZURKA).

Paul holds Ministerial appointments and membership in a range of Veteran and Defence National and State (Victoria) forums. Paul is the former National President of the Australian Peacekeeper & Peacemaker Veterans’ Association (APPVA), a position that he held from 2002 to 2010.  He is the Association Internationale des Soldats de la Paix (AISP) aka Soldiers of Peace International Association (SPIA) Australian President and the Oceania Representative, building International ties with veterans from all over the world.