Introducing our new VVC Chair

Monday, 21 February 2022 at 10:45 pm
Sailors standing around the eternal flame in front of Melbourne's Shrine of Remembrance.

Commodore Greg Yorke is the new Chair of the Victorian Veterans Council. 

Commodore Yorke is a part time member of the Royal Australian Navy and holds the position of Senior Naval Officer Victoria. He brings to the position of Chair a wealth of experience in the Royal Australian Navy and the Department of Defence.

He joined the Navy in January 1974, rising to the rank of Commodore in June 2016 and has worked as a Principal Warfare Officer in the Executive Branch, having completed many sea postings including exchange in HMS Liverpool, and two most successful Commands.

He was awarded a Conspicuous Service Cross for his leadership role as Chief Staff Officer (Operations) Maritime Headquarters during Operation Falconer (Iraq 2) in 2003. Greg also had a successful second career as a Management Consultant during a ten-year absence from the RAN. He is a non-executive Board Member of the Australian National Veterans Arts Museum (ANVAM) and the Melbourne Maritime Heritage Network (MMHN).  

The Victorian Veterans Council advises the Minister for Veterans on issues affecting Victoria’s veteran community. It promotes the commemoration of those who have died in service; enhances Victorians’ understanding of the service and sacrifice of veterans; and promotes cooperation and collaboration across the Victorian ex-service community.