Military Historical Society of Australia

Federal President

Rohan Goyne

 Rohan was born in Queanbeyan, NSW  and he has lived in Canberra for 41 years.  He is a fifth generation Canberran and he now lives there with his partner Sandra, and daughters Mairead and Imogen.

He is a graduate of the University of Canberra holding a Graduate Bachelor of Laws, Graduate Diploma in Industrial Relations, and Bachelor of Social Sciences (law and economics).  He also holds a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice from the College of Law.  He has enrolled to complete a Masters of Laws (specializing in international law) in 2009 also from the University of Canberra.

He was admitted to legal practice as a Solicitor of the ACT Supreme Court in 2007. 

Rohan has pursued a number of professional roles since joining the workforce from University in 1988.  He was part of the Graduate Management Program with the National Australia Bank from 1988 to 1989. 

He joined the Commonwealth Public Service as an industrial relations advocate and policy officer with the ACT Chief Ministers Department in 1990.  He was responsible for whole of government policy issues including teacher’s industrial relations, award reform, legislative changes and home based work.

He continued in various industrial relations policy and advocacy roles in the ACT Government Service until 1999.  His final role was as industrial relations adviser to the Canberra Institute of Technology.

Rohan became a political policy and media adviser for Simon Corbell MLA then Shadow Minister for Planning, Youth Affairs, Information Technology and Communications and Public Administration in 1999.  He moved to the dual roles of Chief of Staff and Senior Adviser to a Minister in the newly elected Stanhope Government in 2001.  He advised the Stanhope Government across a range of portfolio’s including Education, Industrial Relations, Health, Attorney Generals and Emergency Services until returning to the ACT Public Service in April 2008 to develop his legal career.

Rohan has been an active member of the Society since joining in 1997,  regularly lecturing to the ACT Branch.  He has served on the Executive of the ACT Sub Branch in the positions of Treasurer and Vice President for several years.  He had his first article published in Sabretache in 2005.  He describes himself as a recreational military historian with a wide field of research.   He became elected as Federal President in October 2010 


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