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His Excellency General Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd)

Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia.


Mawson, Mawson's Huts, Mawson's Huts Foundation, Australia's Antarctic Heritage, Antarctic History, David Jensen,

David is the Founding Chairman of Mawson’s Huts Foundation which he established in 1997. Born in New Zealand where he began his career in journalism David then worked in London’s Fleet Street and joined Australian Associated Press (AAP) in Sydney in 1970 and was head of bureau in Perth, London, and Canberra travelling extensively with Prime Ministers and Foreign Ministers.

He left journalism to become General Manager of Reuters Economic Services for Australia in 1980. David was appointed an Executive Director of AAP in 1990 and retired in 1999 to head the ASX Reuters Charity Foundation for eight years. During this time, he continued as Chairman of the Mawson’s Huts Foundation, retiring from ASX in 1997 to run the Foundation full-time, focusing on raising funds for the conservation programme.

David was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in 1999 for his work on Mawson’s Huts.


Mawson, Mawson's Huts, Mawson's Huts Foundation, Australia's Antarctic Heritage, Antarctic History, Greg Carter,
Greg Carter

Greg is the Co-founder of Chimu Adventures, one of Australia’s leading specialists to Antarctica. Sydney-born and educated, he has been involved in the planning of Antarctic voyages for over a decade and is a strong advocate for promoting the legacy of Australia’s Antarctic Pioneers.

A trained history teacher, Greg has taken an active interest in the work of the Mawson’s Huts Foundation since 2010 when Chimu Adventures became a major sponsor. He joined the Foundation board in 2016 and has a leading role in the Foundation’s effort to encourage the education of Australia’s younger generation not only on Mawson’s legacy but of the need to conserve Australia’s Antarctic heritage.

Fluent in several languages, Greg is active in the International Association of Antarctic Tour Operators (IAATO) and through his company, Chimu Adventures, supports several children’s charities and encourages the interest of artists in promoting and capturing the magic of Antarctica.

Mawson, Mawson's Huts, Mawson's Huts Foundation, Australia's Antarctic Heritage, Antarctic History, Michael Pilcher,
Michael Pilcher

Michael is an experienced finance executive with a successful career in professional and financial services. He holds a BEc from the University of New England and is a member of CPA Australia. Michael has over 35 years’ commercial and international experience at executive management level most recently in the professional services environment. His experience encompasses finance, strategic planning, process improvement, project management, risk management and compliance.

Administration Manager

Carole Borsboom

Expedition Manager

Robert Easther AAM


The Foundation is seeking volunteers to assist with a range of administration duties at its head office in Crows Nest, Sydney.

Please contact David Jensen (Chairman) on 0414 333 381 or send an email to