Major General Michael “Mick” Slater (Ret.)
Major General Michael “Mick” Slater, AO, DSC, CSC (Ret.), served the Australian Army as an infantry officer for 37 years before joining the executive leadership team of Linfox Logistics, the largest privately owned Australian logistic company. During his military service he commanded at all levels from Platoon to Division and completed his military career as Forces Commander in 2015. Mick was seconded from the Australian Defence Force to the Queensland State Government in 2011 when he raised the Queensland Reconstruction Authority (QRA) and was the inaugural Chairman of QRA responsible to rebuild the state’s communities and infrastructure after the devastation caused by a series of cyclones and once in a hundred year flooding. In addition to the usual range of skills and experience of a career infantry officer, Mick brings a depth of humanitarian assistance and disaster relief experience to Team Rubicon Australia and has been a member since it was first raised.