Hometown: Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
Home Club: Canberra Rowing Club / Australian Defence Force Rowing Club
Defence Posting: ADF King’s Cup
Brigadier Alison Creagh is Team Manager for the ADF crew. Her passion for rowing started as a 40 year old when she learned to row at Canberra Rowing Club. Since then she's competed at Masters events at local, state, national and international regattas. Alison's passion led her to coaching and she has coached for several years. In 2018 she was the Assistant Indoor Rowing Coach for the Australian Invictus Games team and she has provided some coaching support to the Australian Defence Force King's Cup Team. Alison also supports Rowing Australia and FISA (Fédération Internationale des Sociétés d'Aviron) as a national and international para-rowing Technical Classifier and is on the Board of Rowing Australian Capital Territory. She established the Australian Defence Force Rowing Association, along with Lieutenant Commander Kym Fisher, in 2011 and is particularly proud that the Australian Defence Force has the opportunity to re-race the King's Cup in 2019.
Brigadier Creagh retired from the Australian Regular Army in March 2015 after a 30-year career spending much of her career as an officer in the Royal Australian Corps of Signals. She served on operations in Cambodia, East Timor, Iraq and Afghanistan and has planned and supported numerous operations in Australia and overseas.
As an Army Reservist Alison is managing the Australian Defence Force King's Cup Project. She is also the Representative Colonel Commandant for the Royal Australian Corps of Signals.
Outside her Australian Defence Force role Alison has a non-executive career with board appointments that support veterans, defence industry, information technology/cyber security and rowing. She is also a strategic adviser for the University of New South Wales Defence Research Institute.
Alison's great-uncle served as a signaller in the First World War so recognising the AIF involvement in the 1919 Royal Henley Peace Regatta has special meaning.