Cate McGregor announced as keynote speaker at Aurora Ball

Cate McGregor announced as keynote speaker at Aurora Ball

LAST UPDATED // Friday, 13 June 2014 21:27 Written by // Cec Busby

With just a week til the 15th annual Aurora Ball, the LGBTI charity group has announced Group Captain Catherine McGregor, former Chief of Army’s speechwriter, and the highest ranking trans-gender individual in the Australian Defence Force, will be this year’s Keynote Speaker.


Aurora Chair Adam Niewand says that Group Captain Catherine McGregor will be an outstanding keynote. “I am ecstatic that our Aurora guests will hear from Cate at this year’s ball. She has been on a remarkable and inspiring journey and I am truly honoured to have her speak at The Ball this year.”

In 2012, Group Captain McGregor was made a Member of the Order of Australia in the Military Division for exceptional service to the Australian Army as the Director of the Land Warfare Studies Centre. She will transfer to the Royal Australian Air Force on promotion on 20th June 2014.

Aurora’s 15th Annual Ball, will be held on this year on Saturday June 21 at Sydney Town Hall. The black and white themed masquerade ball is already sold out.

More info about the Aurora Group is available at


Cec Busby

Cec Busby

Cec Busby is the news editor of SX and online editor of

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