Brigadier Alison Creagh AM CSC (Ret’d)

Outstanding Defence Ambassador

ACTNomineeAustralian of the Year2021

Brigadier Alison Creagh AM CSC (Ret'd) is an outstanding Defence Ambassador for the Australian Capital Territory.

Alison retired from the Australian Regular Army in March 2015, following thirty years of dedicated service. As an officer in the Royal Australian Corps of Signals, she planned and supported numerous operations in Australia and overseas, including deployments to Cambodia, East Timor, Iraq, and Afghanistan.

Driven by her passion for rowing, Alison established the Australian Defence Force Rowing Association in 2010 and led the King's Cup Project, in 2019 providing support to the ADF team.

Alison’s main focus is supporting veterans, defence industry, and promoting cybersecurity through a number of board positions – including ACT’s Defence Industry Advisory Board, Chair of the ACT Ministerial Advisory Council for Veterans and Their Families, Trustee of the Commando Welfare Trust, Chair of the Board of Governors for The Road Home, and member of the AustCyber Canberra Node Industry Advisory Group. She is also strategic adviser for several organisations.