Lieutenant General Rick Burr AO, DSC, MVO recently retired as Chief of the Australian Army. He previously served as Deputy Chief of Army, Deputy Commanding General of the US Army Pacific, Commander 1st Division, commander of the Special Air Service Regiment, senior adviser in Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, and Equerry to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

He has engaged extensively across the Indo-Pacific region and his operational service includes command of Australian task forces in Afghanistan and Iraq and also multi-national command of Special Forces in Afghanistan.

He is an Officer of the Order of Australia, recipient of the Distinguished Service Cross and Member of the Royal Victorian Order. His leadership has also been recognised with honours from the USA, Indonesia, Japan, Singapore, France and Germany.

Rick is a graduate of the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program, the Cranlana Centre for Ethical Leadership, the United States Marine Corps’ Command and Staff College and School of Advanced Warfighting in Quantico, Virginia and of the Royal Military College, Duntroon. He holds a Master degree from US Marine Corps University and Bachelor degree from the UNSW.