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Legacy Australia announces new Chairman – Mr Eric Easterbrook OAM

Posted on | By Legacy Australia

Legacy Australia is pleased to announce the appointment of Legatee Eric Easterbrook as Chairman of the National Board.

Eric joined the Royal Australian Air Force in 1967 and following 20 years of dedicated service – serving in Vietnam, the UK, New Zealand, and the USA – he joined the Public Service and subsequently completed 42 years continuous service with the Australian Defence Force, both in uniform and as a civilian.

Eric joined Legacy in 1981 during his Defence Service in Wagga Wagga, NSW. On posting with the Air Force to Penrith area, he was subsequently transferred to Sydney Legacy Nepean Division. He has served as a Director, Vice President and President of Sydney Legacy. Legatee Easterbrook was appointed a Director on the Legacy Australia Inc. Board in 2019 and served as Vice-Chairman from 2020-21.

Eric was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in the Australia Day Honours in 2021 for his service to war widows and their families, devoting over 40 years to serving the families of veterans.

Immediate Past Chairman Legatee Rick Cranna said although he was sad to complete his tenure at Legacy Australia, he was confident that Legatee Easterbrook would continue promoting Legacy’s work to an extremely high standard.

“Eric’s dedication to Legacy has been evident for over 40 years and he truly understands the importance of keeping the promise to our veterans’ families,” Legatee Cranna said.

Legatee Eric Easterbrook said he was extremely honoured by the appointment.

“Being able to lead Legacy as we move into our Centenary is a privilege and I am looking forward to what lies ahead for our organisation,” Legatee Easterbrook said.

As one of Australia’s oldest and most iconic charities, Legacy supports 43,000 families of Australian Defence Force personnel who have given their lives or their health in service of their country.

Volunteers – also known as Legatees – are the backbone of Legacy and with 3,600 nationwide, provide personalised support to veterans’ families facing hardship, grief and loss.

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