Major General Peter Kelly
Major General Peter Kelly, MNZM, Chief of Army, will address the club on Monday 13 March 207 on the role of the army in today’s New Zealand Defence Force. He was appointed as the Chief of Army on 10 September 2015 after holding the senior appointments of Deputy Chief of Army and Land Component Commander at Headquarters Joint Forces New Zealand
He has served in the Infantry and the 1st New Zealand Special Air Service Group of which he was Commanding Officer NZSAS.
Major General Kelly has seen operational service with the United Nations Truce Supervisory Organisation in Israel, Lebanon and Syria, and with the NZDF in Kuwait, East Timor and Afghanistan.
Major General Kelly is a graduate of the Australian Defence Force Command & Staff Course and Royal College of Defence Studies in London. He has a Masters of Arts in International Security and Strategy from Kings College London, a Masters of Management in Defence Studies from the University of Canberra and a Bachelor of Administrative Leadership from the University of New England.
For his service in East Timor, Major General Kelly was recognised in the 2001 New Year’s Honours list with the award of the New Zealand Order of Merit.
Major General Kelly is married to Kate and they have two adult children, his interests include reading, sport and classic American cars from the late 60s.
Time: 12:30 pm, Monday 13th March 2017.
Keynote Topic: The Business of The New Zealand Army.