02 August 2012

Magazine editor and former Member of Parliament named to ANZAC Centenary Advisory Board

Today the Minister Assisting the Prime Minister on the Centenary of ANZAC, Warren Snowdon, MP, announced the appointment of Ms Deborah Thomas and the Honourable Arch Bevis to the Australian ANZAC Centenary Advisory Board.

Ms Thomas is currently the Director of Media, Public Affairs and Brand Development at ACP Magazines. "Ms Thomas is one of Australia's best known and successful magazine editors and her skills will be of great value to the Board," Mr Snowdon said.

Mr Bevis is a former federal Member of Parliament. Over his 20-year parliamentary career, he held various responsibilities engaged in Defence and related roles including serving as Parliamentary Secretary for Defence, chair of the Parliamentary Joint Defence Committee and also chair of the Joint Security and Intelligence Committee.

 "Given Mr Bevis' background, I know he will have much to contribute to the Board and the many issues it has under consideration," said Mr Snowdon.

The two new appointments come on the heals of two resignations of Ms Liz Ellis AM and the Hon Con Sciacca AO from the Board.

"Ms Ellis has been on maternity leave and has indicated that her current commitments preclude her from fully participating in the Board," Mr Snowdon said.

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