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Mr Matt Moran

RSLWA | Board Member

Mr Matt Moran

Matt is Head of Strategy and Government Relations at Luerssen Australia, a Visiting Fellow at the UWA Defence and Security Institute and a Board Member of RSLWA.

Prior to joining Luerssen Australia, he was the inaugural Executive Director of Defence West.  He is an Australian Army Afghanistan Veteran and a Walkley Award winner.

Matt deployed to Afghanistan as a public affairs officer in 2009 and East Timor in 2007.  He was a federal political reporter for Network Ten from 2011 to 2015. He joined Ten’s Perth newsroom in 2004 and before starting in television, was a rural reporter with the ABC in Esperance. ‍

He left Network Ten in 2015 and joined former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s office as a media adviser.

After the 2016 federal election, Matt joined the Minister for Defence Industry’s office as a policy adviser. He was promoted to senior adviser in 2017 and worked on Defence’s most complex and sensitive projects. In August 2018 he was appointed as a senior adviser to the Minister for Defence.

Matt has a Bachelor of Arts from Curtin University and has started a Master of Business Administration at the University of Western Australia.

a gift for the future

"There are several reasons why we decided to leave a gift in our Will to RSLWA. We always try to support local veterans and we have two children currently serving in the Defence force. My grandfather was in the 16th battalion and was a soldier settler post WWI. He was an active member of his local RSL for many years."
Bruce and Betty Smith, Perth

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