Ian Campbell PSM, President
Ian was appointed Secretary of the Department of Veterans’ Affairs and President of the Repatriation Commission on 22 September 2008 and retired on 5 July 2013. By virtue of holding the office of President of the Repatriation Commission, he was also Chair of the MRCC.
Simon Lewis PSM, Acting President
Simon commenced as acting Secretary of the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, acting President of the Repatriation Commission and acting Chair of the MRCC on 10 May 2013 and was subsequently appointed for a five-year term as Secretary and President on 11 July 2013. By virtue of holding the office of President of the Repatriation Commission, he is also Chair of the MRCC.
Simon’s career in the Australian Public Service began when he joined the Australian Bureau of Statistics in 1976. Since then he has held positions in the Department of Defence’s Logistics Organisation, the Department of Finance and the Department of Finance and Deregulation. Simon holds tertiary qualifications in economics, public administration and computing studies, completing Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program in 2007.
Prior to his current appointment, Simon served as Associate Secretary and Chief Operating Officer in the Department of Defence.
Shane Carmody, Deputy President
Shane commenced a five-year term as Deputy President of the Repatriation Commission on 15 June 2009. In this office, he also undertakes duties equivalent to those of a Deputy Secretary of the Department and is a member of the MRCC.
Shane is a former army officer and has extensive experience in the Australian Public Service. Shane’s previous positions include Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority and Deputy Secretary in the Department of Defence.
Major General Mark Kelly AO, DSC, Commissioner
Major General Kelly began his five-year appointment to the Repatriation Commission and the MRCC on 1 July 2010.
Mark served in a number of senior command appointments during an Army career spanning more than 35 years, including Commanding Officer of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment; Commander 3rd Brigade; Commander 1st Division; Land Commander Australia; and Commander Joint Task Force 633 (CJTF 633).
His operational experience includes service with the Commonwealth Monitoring Force in Zimbabwe/Rhodesia (1979-80), service as Chief of Staff of the International Force in East Timor (1999-2001), service with US CENTCOM in the Middle East, Afghanistan, the Horn of Africa and Iraq (2003-04) and service as CJTF 633 commanding all ADF elements in the Middle East Area of Operations, Iraq and Afghanistan (2009-10).