MAJOR General Natasha
Fox AM CSC, Head of People Capability at the
Department of Defence, has been appointed to the
Military Rehabilitation and Compensation
Commission (MRCC), as a part-time member for a
term of five years, replacing Rear Admiral Brett
Minister for Veterans’
Affairs Darren Chester congratulated MAJGEN Fox
on her appointment saying she will be an asset
to the Commission with her extensive knowledge,
skills and experience.
"Major General Fox
joined the Australian Defence Force Academy in
1988 and graduated from the Royal Military
College in 1991 to the Royal Australian Army
Ordnance Corps. She was promoted to Major
General and assumed the duties of Head, People
Capability in November 2018," Mr Chester said.
"Along with Major
General Fox’s distinguished military career, she
also holds a Bachelor of Arts, as well as
Masters in Business Administration, Management
in Defence Studies, and Politics and Policy.
"I congratulate Major
General Fox and offer my thanks for her service
to-date. I am confident she will do an
outstanding job in this new role for the serving
and ex-serving defence community."
Mr Chester also
thanked outgoing Commission member RADM Wolski
for his close to three years’ service to the
Commission, and more than 30 years’ service in
the Royal Australian Navy.
"Rear Admiral Wolski
has had an exceptional military career, serving
as the Commanding Officer of HMAS Tobruk
and HMAS Stirling as well as a range of
command and personnel-related appointments in
Defence and Navy Headquarters," Mr Chester said.
"I would like to thank
him for his long and dedicated service and wish
him all the best for the future."
Under the Military
Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004,
two members of the Commission, nominated by the
Minister for Defence, must come from the
Department of Defence or be permanent members of
the Australian Defence Force (ADF).
It has been practice to appoint people
occupying the roles of Head, People Capability
and Commander Joint Health and Surgeon General
ADF to the MRCC Permanent Forces positions
because the roles and responsibilities of these
positions complement the Commission.